Bulawayo City FC team doctor Mkhokheli Nyala sustained injuries when the car he was travelling in was involved in an accident just before the Fairbridge tollgate along Bulawayo-Gweru road on Saturday night.
Nyala, who was a passenger, sustained a swollen left eye and a bruised backbone when the car rolled four times when his colleague, who was driving, was taking out a bank card to swipe at the tollgate.
Speaking to the Chronicle from his flat at Mpilo Central Hospital on Sunday, Nyala said:
It was all well from our point of departure and we were looking forward to getting home. My friend was just joking about paying tollgate fees as he attempted to take out his card, it was the last thing I remembered but briefly, I felt the car rolling, severally times, and luckily we all had our seat belts on. I thank God that we lived but it wasn’t a pleasant experience.
The accident occurred when Nyala was travelling back to Bulawayo with his workmate from Ngezi Mhondoro where they had gone on an assignment.
Bulawayo City chairman Jerry Sibanda expressed his gratitude to God for preserving Nyala’s life.