President declares national disaster

 The wreckage of the lorry in which the health workers were packed

The wreckage of the lorry in which the health workers were packed

Chronicle Reporter
President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday declared an accident that occurred in Tsholotsho on Saturday, killing 21 people, a state of national disaster, Government announced last night.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, made the announcement.  He said the decision was made after the Government considered the gravity of the accident.

The declaration allows the various Government arms to mobilise resources to assisting the deceased and the injured.

The deceased were members of a team of mosquito sprayers and health technicians from Matabeleland North who were on official duty.

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  • Bob

    When will people stop getting into vehicles being driven by a person they know is drunk or has had too much to drink. Drink driving needs to be fought like a war and the cancer in society that it is. At the same time people should have the right to tell their employers to send a sober driver. This driver is responsible for the 21 deaths, but they are also responsible as they knew that he had been drinking too much and they got on the vehicle.

    • voter

      zimbabwean are stupid you busy blaming the driver instead of the government ministry that packs 69 people in an open truck..

  • Nkosinathi

    Most of the roads were last upgraded by Smith regime in 1979. There are pot holes every 30cm. If you drive fo 500m on a straight road without sweving you are considered drunk because u have to sweve every 50m to avoid ditches on the road. Zanu brough national disaster to that region as well