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President Emmerson Mnangagwa declares Hwedza accident state of disaster

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has instructed the government to declare Monday’s accident that claimed 13 lives in Wedza a state of disaster and pave way for the availing of government assistance.

The accident occurred when a truck carrying maize plunged into Mugodhi Apostolic Faith church worshippers who were waiting from transport after a Passover gathering at the church’s headquarters, killing 5 on the spot.
In a statement, President Mnangagwa expressed his heartfelt condolences to all bereaved families and members of the church, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

Emmerson Mnangagwa


“The death of worshippers at the Mugodhi Apostolic Shirine in Hwedza has cast a dark cloud on both the Easter Holiday and our Independence celebrations. This freak accident which comes when the nation is still reeling from the effects of the devastating Cyclone Idai, once again highlights the importance of absolute care, and ensuring roadworthy vehicles on our roads,” he said.

The President also called upon the police and other authorities to enforce traffic laws in order to reduce the number of accidents this festive season.

Source: Newsday

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