Drunk Pedestrian Blamed For Mutare Bus Accident - More Details Emerge!

The driver of a Beta Bus was avoiding running over a drunk unidentified pedestrian before swerving into the opposing lane and crashing into a fuel tanker.


The bus collision with the fuel tanker killed four people near Mutare on Christmas Eve around 6PM.

Two passengers on the Harare-bound bus, the fuel tanker driver and his passenger have killed in the crash about 15km out of Mutare on the highway to Harare.

ZimLive reports that national police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said:

“It is said that the bus driver tried to avoid a drunk person who was in the road thereby encroaching into the opposite lane,” he said.

Social media has been awash with witnesses describing scenes of heroism as passengers helped each other to escape the burning bus. Those who lost their lives were burnt beyond recognition.
Drunk Pedestrian Blamed For Mutare Bus Accident - More Details Emerge!
Drunk Pedestrian Blamed For Mutare Bus Accident - More Details Emerge!
According to the police, 54 people were treated for various injuries at Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital.

In other news, Africa Metro reported that MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa sparked a debate on social media after hinting at new party colours.

Taking to Twitter, Nelson Chamisa posted a picture whilst holding three umbrellas with different colours. Captioning the picture, he wrote;

“Colour is a language! Colour lights up the environment and illuminates the atmosphere. The future is exciting. We must be different. But which colour is the future? Green, Red, Blue, Orange, White or Yellow??”

Africa Metro had also reported that Zex Manatsa took to social media to speak on his health after getting diagnosed with cancer.

He said he is currently admitted at a hospital where he is receiving treatment from specialists.

Writing on his Facebook page, Zex refuted rumours circulating alleging that he is stranded and that he was denied assistance by the ruling party. He revealed that his family is taking good care of him and ensuring that all his medical bills are paid.


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