Mnangagwa Avails $58 400 To Families Of Tsholotsho Accident, Says Govt Must Not Use Lorries To Transport Employees
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has availed an additional $58 400 to the families of the victims of the Tsholotsho road accident disaster. This comes after 21 health workers died, while 48 others were injured, when a Matabeleland North Provincial Malaria Control Vehicle they were travelling in failed to negotiate a curve and overturned before landing on its roof. 15 people died on the spot, while six others died on admission at Tsholotsho District Hospital. The $58 400 came from two separate organisations, with one donating $50 000 and another donating $8 400. The government had assisted the families of the bereaved with $21 000 to assist in the burial of their loved ones.
Mnangagwa also directed government departments to stop transporting employees in lorries saying that it was improper. The president said that the government should hire buses when transporting employees.