First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa reportedly escaped unhurt after the land cruiser she was travelling in overturned along the Harare Bindura highway in the morning, ZimLive reports.
The incident was confirmed by the President’s press secretary who said the accident occurred in Mazowe:
I can confirm the first lady was involved in an accident on the road to Mazowe. It would appear a motorist driving towards Harare panicked on meeting the convoy and rammed into the first lady’s vehicle on the driver’s side. Her vehicle overturned but she’s fine, and so is her driver.
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A motorist who narrated the accident to the publication said the first lady’s motorcade had a convoy of 5 cars, a Toyota Prado, a Toyota Fortuner and 4 Toyota Raiders:
The convoy overtook me just before the toll gate and the guy who was driving a cream Toyota Fortuner in the front shouted to me to park on the side of the road, and they went ahead of us.
About 10 minutes or so later we arrived at the scene and the Land Cruiser had overturned. One of the Raiders had also rammed into a Toyota Prado that was coming from Bindura.
Moments later, we saw people at the accident scene in something of a rush changing cars. We then heard something that sounded like gun shots, and four vehicles made a U-turn and went back to Harare, leaving behind those that were involved in the accident.
In April the first lady’s motorcade was involved in an accident and one of her aides died on the spot.