Former MDC-T organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe escaped death by the skin of his teeth on Sunday evening when he was involved in a car accident that saw his vehicle fell off a cliff and rolled a couple of times along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Highway.
The former Nkayi South legislator is currently admitted at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo where he is receiving medical care.
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Speaking to Southern Eye, Bhebhe said he was in the company of two relatives when the accident happened. They are admitted at United Bulawayo Hospitals. Said Bhebhe:
A vehicle had encroached into my lane so I was trying to avoid a head-on collision. We could have died in the head-on collision had it not been because of a miracle. It is a miracle how we survived the car accident.
… We thank God we survived the car crash even though the driver who caused the accident did not stop at the scene as far as we were told.
He said they were on their way to Bulawayo when the accident happened.
Bhebhe was expelled from the MDC-T before the party’s December elective congress after he had announced plans to contest the party presidency, which was then being led by Thokozani Khupe.
His expulsion followed claims that he was working with the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa, even though he denied the claims.
MDC Alliance Matabeleland North chairperson Prince Dubeko Sibanda recently told Southern Eye that Bhebhe was now backing the Chamisa camp.