MDC-99 president Job Sikhala was yesterday involved in a road accident near Nyika Growth Point in Masvingo on Friday.
Posting on his Facebook wall, Sikhala said his wife and eight children sustained serious injuries and were admitted at Silveira Mission Hospital in Bikita.
“The vehicle lost the braking system at the very sloppy area, two kilometres from Nyika and in trying to control the vehicle it overturned three times (sic).
“All my eight kids who were with me and my wife are seriously injured. They were rushed to Silveira Mission Hospital in Bikita. I just sustained minor injuries and I am is still in shock. I am praying for my kids and wife.”
He said he was on his way back to Harare after spending the Christmas holiday in his village in Masema, Gutu when his Mazda B1800 overturned.
Sikhala told NewsDay in a telephone interview that his six-year-old daughter was in a critical condition and was being transferred to a hospital in Harare.
At midday, Sikhala posted on twitter pleading with fellow Zimbabweans to pray for his family.
“I have been involved in a terrible accident in Nyika. Please pray for my wife at Silveira Hospital. They sustained serious injuries,” Sikhala wrote.
Efforts to get an update from him later in the day failed as he was no longer picking up his phone.