Minister of Defence Muchinguri mourns four soldiers who died in accident 

Thandeka Moyo-Ndlovu, [email protected]

MINISTER of Defence Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has mourned the death of four members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) who lost their lives after a vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a headon collission accident near Kwekwe.

The accident occurred near the 180km peg along the Harare-Bulawayo Road about 2km from Battlefields on Tuesday.

The ZDF released the names of the dead; Brigadier General Shadreck Vezha, Major Thabani Ncube, Major Mqondisi Gumbo and Sergeant Chakabaiwa.

Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri said along with President Mnangagwa and the nation, they share in the sorrow with the families who lost their loved ones.

“I have learnt with shock and sadness the tragic death of four members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and injury of other four members in a road traffic accident near Kwekwe along the Harare – Bulawayo highway on 16 April 2024. The unfortunate loss of lives and injuries occurred at a time when the country is preparing to celebrate 44 years of independence,” said Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri.

“While the nation is in a celebratory mood, your People’s Force participates with a heavy heart and deep sorrow. We share the grief and pain with His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Dr E D Mnangagwa, the family and the nation as a whole as we mourn the departed. May our dear Lord comfort you during this difficult moment.”






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