16 die on Christmas day due to road accidents
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has revealed that sixteen people died in separate road accidents on Christmas Day with a total of 106 road accidents recorded up from 81 witnessed last Christmas holiday. The number was up compared to four who perished in 2015.
The police have singled out speeding as the major cause of the accidents on Christmas Day. National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said there were no major fatal road accidents on the country’s highways while most of the accidents recorded involved private vehicles. Meanwhile, a total of 6 855 arrests for traffic related offences were made on Christmas Day compared to 7 070 recorded in 2015.