Yvonne Ncube, Chronicle Reporter
A Bulawayo man was found dead in Nkulumane suburb and police suspect that his life was claimed in a hit and run accident.
The man has not yet been identified.
Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said they suspect that the accident happened over night as the body was discovered in the morning on Thursday.
“Police received a report of a hit and run of an unknown pedestrian who was hit by an unknown motor vehicle along Rangemore road near the Housing Office in Nkulumane and the man died on the spot,” said Insp Ncube. Insp Ncube said the deceased was believed to be between 25 – 35 years old.
At the time of his death, he was wearing a black jacket, a blue shirt, black trousers, black jersey and had no particulars on him. The body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) for post mortem.
“We are appealing to members of the public or relatives for information that may assist in identifying the body of the deceased to report to Nkulumane Traffic, UBH or any nearest police station where they will be assisted on body identification,” said Insp Ncube.
He urged motorists to follow lawful procedures following an accident. “We also appeal to motorists to respect life; once you are involved in an accident whether someone died or not, stop and give assistance than to run away,” he said.
On January 19 at around 1130PM another person was killed in another hit and run accident opposite Latter Day Saints Church along Matopos Road, Famona.Upon realising that the victim was dead, the unidentified driver dragged his victim a few metres away from the suspected point of impact and left the body face down.
The deceased sustained head injuries and multiple fractures on both legs.
On January 14, a male adult was hit by a car along Hyde Park Road near Maraa turnoff in Pumula East while crossing the road.The accident victim sustained head injuries and was ferried to Mpilo by an ambulance where he died upon admission.
According to police, the body was not claimed. Police are on record urging members of the public to avoid travelling at night or at least wear reflective clothing when doing so and to always carry identification particulars with them for easy identification. @SeehYvonn