2 dead, 22 injured in Bob exit celebrations

Bulawayo reacts to President resignation10

Prince Sunduzani, Chronicle Reporter
TWO people died and 22 others were seriously injured in two separate road accidents in Bulawayo blamed on speeding as the drivers were celebrating President Robert Mugabe’s resignation from office on Tuesday.

A euphoric atmosphere gripped Bulawayo as news of Cde Mugabe’s resignation spread across the City of Kings.

In one of the accidents, the driver of a new Mercedes Benz ploughed into empty vending stalls along Fort Street before ramming into a tree along Lobengula Street.

The driver died on the spot while one of the two passengers in the car was seriously injured with the other escaping unharmed.

A witness, Mr Pindirayi Moyo said vendors scurried for cover thinking it was police and soldiers exchanging fire when they saw sparks from metal stalls which were being dragged by the car.

“We ran in all directions thinking there was a shootout between police and soldiers,” said Mr Moyo.

He said the car was travelling at a high speed and there was a loud bang when it rammed into a tree.

“We rushed to the scene and tried to pull out the three occupants but the driver was already dead,” he said.

In the other accident, a Nketa bound Kombi burst a rear tyre, veered off the road and overturned killing one and injuring 21 others.

The injured were rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital.

Bulawayo police spokesperson inspector Precious Simango confirmed the two incidents and urged motorists to observe road traffic regulations.

Bulawayo Chief Fire officer, Mr Richard Peterson said the kombi accident occured at about 6.30PM.

“I can confirm that there was a road traffic accident at corner Goderich and Masiyephambili roads. The accident occurred at about 6.30 PM. A kombi carrying 21 passengers burst a rear tyre resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle. One man died on the spot while 21 others including the driver were injured,” said Mr Peterson.”

The director of Tshova Mubayiwa who are the owners of the kombi, Mr Atlas Mtayi, said the association will assist the bereaved family. — @PrinceNkosy102

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  • Bulawayo born

    kkkkkkk now Chronicle calls Mugabe Bob,ziyantshitsha izinto impilweni.

    • Willy

      Kkkkk the same chronicle that was praising him are now calling him Bob. Kababhale phela amanga ababewabhala sibone. Brainwashed kkkkkk. Khathesi sebeyaqamba all the lies about Mnangagwa hayi I don’t wish to be a slave like these newspaper people. Kodwa belisizwa njani nxa belibhala amanga kodwa lisazi iqiniso????

    • MSAKANDA

      Bob is still another word for praising Mugabe, it seems you are not familiar with onomastics, the meaning of Bob

      • Dumi

        They are just pointing out that in 37 years this is the first time they call him BOB. Why? Is it because “BOB IS NO LONGER YOUR UNCLE”

  • pilato

    very soon they will be hero worshiping ED until he thinks he is god and forgets his duties as president ,we will hearing slogans kuphela

    • Brutal Truth

      ED does not want worship.He has stated clearly that people should not worship him

      • Je M’appelle Kindness Khupe

        wait until he unleashes his true colours

        • Brutal Truth

          You don’t know ED

      • M.M.

        saying and doing are two different things.

    • Wellington

      They have already started didnt you see them carrying placards written ED our New Hero some already with T shirts emblazoned with his face

    • M.M.

      The people will be regretting soon.

  • Bornfree

    the kombi accident was due to a tyre burst, not the exit celebrations.

    • Bambanani

      You are right, the celebrations were in the city centre, not at Godrich road where the accident happened

  • Bambanani

    Mr editor, It’s “FORMER PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe” He is no longer president please!!!!!

    • M.M.

      He resigned from being a President …… if he was a former President, what would he resign from?

  • mabla

    My question is how many people were in the combi
    since it is said the kombi veered off the road and overturned, killing 1 person on the spot & injuring 21others???????

    • M.M.

      Most probably 18 passengers, the driver and maybe two Hwindis.

      • Professor of Law

        Yeah dude, that is kind of obvious unless you haven’t really been in a kombi.

  • zindala zombili

    manje laba abantu be.zanu bekumele bakitshwe bonke kuqale new party ,bonke baya fana iqondo zabo laye lona uzoyenza samething efanayo ,ungathi uzelwe ngama sela uzoba yini mnthwana wakho sela mbavha bonke nje yinto eyi 1 leyo

    • M.M.

      That shows how blinkered you are …… Do you know the reason why the army bayed for Mugabe’s blood?