BREAKING NEWS: One killed, 34 injured in Munhenzva accident

One person died while 34 others were injured, two of them seriously, when the driver of a Munhenzva bus they were travelling in lost control leading to the vehicle overturning near Tweefontein, some 20km outside Polokwane town in South Africa.

One person died while 34 others were injured, two of them seriously, when the driver of a Munhenzva bus they were travelling in lost control leading to the vehicle overturning near Tweefontein, some 20km outside Polokwane town in South Africa.

Thupeyo Muleya, Beitbridge Bureau
One person died while 34 others were injured, two of them seriously, when the driver of a Munhenzva bus they were travelling in lost control leading to the vehicle overturning near Tweefontein, some 20km outside Polokwane town in South Africa.

The accident occurred around 4:30am along South Africa’s N1 highway.

Limpopo’s Department of Transport spokesperson, Mr Joshua Kwapa, said the bus was coming from Harare destined for Cape Town adding that the injured and the deceased had been taken to Polokwane Government Hospital.

He said further investigations into the accident were underway, though they suspected human error and fatigue.

He said the deceased’s next of kin were yet to be advised.

“Further investigation are in progress, but indications are that the driver of a Man bus lost control near Tweefontein area, ” said Mr Kwapa. “As a result the bus overturned and killed one person on the spot.

“The driver and one other passenger were seriously injured, while 32 other incurred minor injuries.

“They have been rushed to Polokwane Government Hospital for treatment”.

The N1 highway is one of the busiest roads which links South Africa with the rest of the Sadc region.

The road has become a death trap with over 20 people including Zimbabweans and Malawians having died in accidents in the last eight months.

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  • musiwechishanu

    Lawd let it not be pleeeease

  • Doctor

    zimbabwe government and the ruling party must be held responsible for the deaths and injuries sustained by people travelling to buy goods for resell locally. had the local industry been operational, they would not travel like this. it is because the economy is dead and rotten

    • Gee Hellaz

      That is idiotic thinking cross boarder traders have always been there since the days of colonialism vanamai vedu vachinotengesa madhoiri. Kana washaya zvekutaura ridza muridzo mhani sascum.

  • tm

    Zvanyanya izvi hey…this devil must be stopped

  • Cde Jairos Tapfuma

    “He said further investigations into the accident were underway, though they suspected human error and fatigue.”….police need to enforce time tables…someone once recommended the use of technology here…that is very crucial to pursue.

    • Fred Moyo

      With corrupt Zim police timetables dont work. Drivers end up rushing to make up for lost time

  • Fred Moyo

    Where was the bus coming from and where was it going?

  • Gee Hellaz

    concur