Mhunga Bus Disaster (April 2009)
|Mhunga Bus Disaster April 2011|
Wreckage of the "Killer Bus"
|Bus operator||Mhunga Bus Company|
|Bus owner||Tanda Tavaruva and Sons|
Date: April 2012
Location: Munyati River, Chivhu
Involved: Mhunga Bus
Injuries: 39 injured
Cause of Accident: Lost Control
Details of the Accident
The accident claimed 29 lives while 39 were injured. The accident occured when a Mhunga Bus owned by a Masvingo company Tanda Tavararuva and Sons plunged into the Munyati river near Chivhu. The bus was travelling to Harare when the driver lost control resulting in the bus plunging into the river.
This accident by another Mhunga buses attracted a lot of attention especially from the commuting public and the relevant government officials. All in all, 200 people were said to have perished in mishaps involving Mhunga buses since 1995. Since the latest Mhunga bus accident in August 2009, conspiracy theories have been thickening. But hidden under these theories is the belief that there was a bad spell or omen haunting Mhunga that needs to be exorcised.
- , Bus Crash: Whereto From Here?,Financial Gazette, published:8 ug 2009,retrieved:23 Jan 2015"