Nyanga-Nyamaropa Accident (25 March 2012)
|Nyanga-Nyamaropa Accident (25 March 2012)|
Image of the crashed commuter omnibus
|Date||25 March 2012|
|Cause||Veered off the road and hit a stone|
Date: 25 March 2012
Location: Nyanga-Nyamaropa Road
Involved: Commuter Omnibus
Injuries: 22 injured
Cause of Accident: Overspeeding
The accident claimed eighteen lives. The fifteen passengers died on the spot after their hired commuter omnibus veered off the road and crashed into a stone embankment along the Nyanga-Nyamaropa Road. The other three later died at the Mutare Provincial Hospital after being transferred from Regina Coeli Mission Hospital. They were members of the Johane Masowe Wechishanu Jerusarema sect going to a church gathering in Kadzere, Nyanga in the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe. The accident occured at the same spot where 89 students in teachers from Regina Coeli perished in 1991. It was reported that 28 other people were injured and taken to Mutare General hospital for treatment. The Bus had 44 passengers on board.
The people who died in the accident were named by the Zimbabwe Republic Police. Those identified were the kombi driver, Akiel Mazanhi, Laiza Chikumba and Godfrey Midzi. The others are, Philda Dzinorewa (52) of Village 4, Nyamahuru Resettlement Area, Masvingo; Jessica Tangirai (40) of Matungwari Village, Headman Masunda, Chivi; Fearlord Nhapata (1) of Matungwari Village; Lindsern Makono (1) of Matungwari Village; Febbie Mafira of Tandi Village, Chivi; Isheanesu Makotose of Village 16B, Mushandike, Chief Charumbira, Masvingo; Sophia Chiwire of Village 16B; Moleen Chiokoyo of Madhaki Village, Chivi; Enisia Mutomba (43) of Madhaki Village, Chivi; Jere Chinodyenyama (74) of House Number 534, Glen Norah A, Harare and a man only identified as Mapfumo of Matungwari Village, Chivi.