UPDATED: Esigodini bus accident claims three

THREE people are reported to have died while others were injured in a Zupco bus accident this afternoon at Tshipangali area just after Esigodini. The bus was on its way from Beitbridge to Bulawayo.
According to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Matabeleland South Provincial Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele, the driver of the bus was speeding and failed to adjust following rains which fell in the area yesterday, he then failed to control the bus which veered off the road and overturned, killing three victims on the spot. The bodies were taken to United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH), two of the male victims have been identified while the other female is yet to be identified. 21 people were injured and are also admitted at UBH.
Chief Inspector Ndebele noted that despite the campaigns they are conducting to encourage safety on the roads, drivers seem not to be taking heed as the causes of most accidents recorded are due to human error which can be avoided. The ZRP spokesperson took the opportunity to warn drivers to be wary of animals on the road in Matabeleland South as the province’s roads are not fenced.
At least 138 people died in 1,518 road accidents recorded during the three-week festive period from December 15, 2019 to January 6, 2020, the Zimbabwe Republic Police said this Monday. The deaths are down by 3 compared to the 2018-2019 festive period, while the number of accidents recorded is also down by 912 from 2,430. A total of 565 people were injured in the accidents, down from 984 last year. National Police spokesperson, Paul Nyathi said the major causes of accidents were speeding, reversing errors, following too close and inattention.