Police have released the names of six people who perished in a head-on collision between a commuter omnibus and a haulage truck at Maranda turn off, 166km from Masvingo on the Beitbridge Highway on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Reuben Madzingo (24), Tawonga Mazana (28), Farai (38) and Collen Ernest Chipungu (37), Delight Zireva (31) and Vimbai Beta (41).
The accident occurred around 6 AM when the haulage truck coming north encroached into the other lane, resulting in the vehicles colliding head-on.
The Herald reports that five of the six were businesspeople involved in commodity broking and were travelling to Polokwane, South Africa, on a routine business trip. Madzingo had been sent by his father to buy spare parts for their tractor.