THE death toll in a horrific accident involving a Mutare municipal vehicle during a high-speed chase with an errant commuter omnibus driver along Masvingo-Mutare Highway last month has increased to three, after another municipal cop succumbed to the crash injuries last Friday.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
Reuben Rondodzai, who was air-lifted to Harare, as his condition deteriorated, was buried at his rural home in Mapara village, Mutasa district, yesterday.
Council spokesperson, Spren Mutiwi confirmed the development.
“We are very worried because we lost two municipal police on the same day, Reuben Rondodzai, who succumbed to injuries after that accident and Brian Maoneke, who was not feeling well, they both died on Friday,’’ he said
“We have lost four dedicated municipal police in a very short space of time and this has created a void in the municipal unit, their loyalty to their duty was not questionable,” he said.
The driver of the commuter omnibus, Ian Gwandingwa, has since handed himself to the police and the matter is pending at the courts.
Gwandingwa claimed that he sped off after being caught violating municipal traffic by-laws because he was a second offender and was avoiding re-arrest.