Four Presidential staff members die in road accident

By ZBC Reporter

The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, has announced the death of four staff members from a road accident which occurred early this morning at a black spot near Regina Coeli Mission along the Nyanga-Ruwangwe Road.

“The Office of the President and Cabinet regrets to announce the death of four of its Staff Members from a road accident which occurred early this morning at a black spot near Regina Coeli Mission along the Nyanga-Ruwangwe Road,” he said.

Dr Sibanda said the deceased were part of an Office Team delivering goods for the less privileged in Ruwangwe Community under the First Lady’s Community Assistance and Empowerment Programme when a State Residences truck overturned.

“The four died on the accident scene, with another two officers who have since been evacuated to Regina Coeli Mission Hospital, sustaining serious injuries. The Office will, in due course, provide more details on this tragic accident which is already being investigated by the Zimbabwe Republic Police.”

He said the First Lady, who was scheduled to interact with about 20 households in Ruwangwe today, was still in Nyanga Town at the time of the accident.

|The Office wishes to express its deepest, heartfelt condolences to families of the deceased who are being reached over the incident. In the same vein, the Office wishes the two injured Officers speedy recovery. Measures are underway to ensure the injured Officers secure best care.”

Meanwhile, the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has paid her condolences.

“The tragic accident which claimed the lives of my four staff members is
a big loss to my Office and the Nation as a whole. The staff members, whose commitment to duty was exceptional, were part of a dedicated team that played a pivotal role in assisting my office to realize its goals.
As a mother, I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of my
children.

“I would like to express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families.
I pray that they will find comfort in the knowledge that their loved ones
passed away while serving the nation,” she said in a statement.