President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday expressed condolences to the families of 20 people who perished in a road traffic accident that occurred along the Masvingo-Zvishavane on Monday afternoon.
In a statement, President Mnangagwa said he was shocked by the accident and called on motorists to observe traffic rules to avoid an unnecessary loss of life.
Pindula News is publishing President Mnangagwa’s condolence message below:
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, CDE E.D. MNANGAGWA, FOLLOWING THE MASVINGO-ZVISHAVANE ROAD ACCIDENT, 6 JULY 2021
The death on Monday afternoon of 20 people in a horrific road accident that occurred at the 61km peg along the Masvingo-Zvishavane Highway came as a great shock to me.
Our nation cannot continue to lose precious lives needlessly through road accidents, the majority of which are attributed to human error.
As we grapple with road infrastructure rehabilitation to make them safer, let us exercise extreme caution on our roads.
Life is priceless and it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard it. I urge motorists to avoid speeding and overloading in order to reduce undue accidents.
In light of the surging COVID-19 infections and death in the current Third Wave which we seek to contain through the Enhanced Level 4 Lockdown measures, I appeal to the public to avoid unnecessary travel.
Pirate commuter operators taking advantage of the current intercity travel ban are severely warned to stop the illegal practice as the full wrath of the law will descend heavily upon them.
On behalf of Government, I wish to express heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and speedy recovery to all those who sustained injuries from this unfortunate incident.
May the souls of the dear departed rest in eternal peace.