The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has refuted social media reports claiming that First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa’s convoy was involved in an accident on Thursday morning in Kwekwe, Midlands Province.
In a statement, ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi revealed that the First Lady’s convoy only stopped to render assistance to a seven-year-old girl who had been hit by Zvishavane-Ngezi legislator Mawite Dumezweni’s Fiat Twin Cab. Said Nyathi:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police reiterates that on 21st May 2020 at 0700hours the member of Parliament for Zvishavane-Ngezi, Mawite Dumezweni was driving a Fiat Twin Cab, registration Number AEV 4911 due south along the Harare-Bulawayo Road towards Gweru.
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On approaching the 210km peg, the vehicle hit a seven-year-old minor who was crossing the road from the western direction to the east while pushing a toy.
The girl sustained serious head injuries and was initially taken to Kwekwe General Hospital and later transferred to Gweru General Hospital. The vehicle was towed to Gweru Vehicle Examination Deport for examination.
The convoy only passed through the scene after the road traffic accident had already taken place with the First Lady offering assistance and sympathy to the victim.
Her convoy was not involved in the road traffic accident at all.