Six Zimbabwean nationals were killed on Boxing Day when a vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a road accident in the Musina area in South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Consul General to Johannesburg, Melody Chaurura, confirmed the incident on Monday night, which occurred a few kilometres south of Musina town. She said:
Yet another dark day for the nation. The Consulate has since confirmed, via the South African Police Services that six Zimbabwe nationals perished this morning in a car accident that occurred around 06 am along N1 Highway, near Dorothy Farm.
The issue is being handled by Musina Police Station. According to details at hand, a truck with registration number FN66GP was driving from Musina heading towards Beitbridge, when a white colt with registration number NSZ778GP driving towards Musina collided head-on with the truck.
Chaurura said the deceased are two females aged 15 and 36 and four males aged 10, three, and three months plus a male driver whose age was not revealed.
Their identities are being withheld as their next of kin are yet to be advised.
Chaurura added that the Consulate has sent a team to assist with the identification and repatriation of the deceased’s remains. | Chronicle
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