In what appears to be greed and recklessness on the part of Mushikashika drivers, two Honda Fit vehicles, carrying a combined 17 passengers, were involved in a head-on collision along Ruwazi–Igava Road, Marondera on Monday, 23 January.
Police said one of the vehicles was carrying 8 passengers while the other one was carrying 9 passengers when the accident occurred yesterday afternoon.
Posting on their official Twitter account, police said two people died on the spot following the accident while several other passengers were injured. Police said:
The ZRP reports a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on 23/01/23 at the 4km peg along Ruwazi–Igava Road, Marondera, where two people died on the spot while 15 others were injured when a Honda Fit vehicle with eight passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with another Honda Fit vehicle with nine passengers on board.
The bodies of the victims were taken to Marondera Provincial Hospital mortuary for post-mortem whilst the injured were admitted at the same hospital.
Police in Mashonaland East Province have released the names of the two people who died in the accident.
ZRP spokesperson in Mashonaland East Province Inspector Simon Chazovachiyi identified the deceased as Akisha Madziwa (6), from Yellow City, and Ashy James (13) also from Yellow City in Marondera.
Inspector Chazovachiyi said the two died on the spot after sustaining head injuries.