By Mediate Mpofu
Residents of Ndiweni village were shell-shocked by a terrible accident that claimed the lives of two minors and put their mother in an unenviable position of fighting for her life.
The accident happened on the 2nd of November along Kezi-Maphisa Road.
Community podium can authoritatively reveal that a three year old and a two months old baby died in the wake of the accident. Their mother sustained serious injuries and is battling for her life in hospital. The other casualty is a young man who despite having been discharged from hospital care, is still reeling from excruciating pains. He is complaining of severe pains on the neck and on his back.The owner of the vehicle who was driving and the other passengers escaped largely unscathed with a few minor bruises.
An eye witness who spoke on condition of anonymity said “It was a heart sickening sight. The vehicle, a Honda Fit, was trying to overtake two other vehicles. Unfortunately the driver lost control and the car veered off the road. The driver’s attempt to regain control proved futile when the car car rolled and and bounced on the road like a ball about three times.
“A lady who only gave her name as MaNcube said “The two minors died on their way to Maphisa District Hospital and their mother is still in intensive care at United Bulawayo Hospitals.”Miss Maphosa, a resident was in utter disbelief at the fact that there were survivors from the accident.
“It is unbelievable that someone came out of this wreck alive. Surely, God is great but I will never board a Honda Fit from Maphisa to Bulawayo again. I would rather board a ZUPCO”, she vowed.
When contacted for comment, police attributed the accident to over speeding and called on members of the public to shun private lifts.
Inspector Philisani Ndebele said “The accident was because of over speeding. The speed limit on the road is 60km/hr but the vehicle was travelling at 120km/h. The driver tried to overtake whilst he had no clear view of what was ahead of him. Motorists are strongly warned to adhere to road regulations and members of the public must desist from using private transport”