REDCLIFF City Council and residents joined mayor Freddy Kapuya in mourning the death of his brother Anthony Kapuya (66), who was driving the Mandaza cross-border coach which rammed into a stationary haulage truck on Saturday night.
Five other people are reported to have died in the accident which happened at the traffic lights at Engen Garage in Beitbridge.
Council officials and city fathers from both Zanu PF and MDC-T converged at a funeral parlour to pay their last respects to the deceased and condolences to the mayor.
The mayor said the passing-on of his brother was a grave loss to the family before conveying deep condolences to families who also lost their loved ones in the accident.
“We are deeply hurt by this sudden turn of fortune for our family because he was such a pillar of strength. I would also want to take this opportunity to convey my deepest sympathies to those who lost their loved one in the accident that took my brother,” said Kapuya.
Kapuya will be buried in Mhondoro today.
He is survived by five children.