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Police name Battlefields crash victims


POLICE yesterday released names of six of the eight people who died in a head-on collision near Battlefieds along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway on Wednesday.

The eight died on the spot and 31 others were injured after a Zupco bus collided head-on with a fuel tanker which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The deceased were identified as Clifford Mazhakata (39) of Budiriro, Harare, Rangarirai Chivore (45) of Fairbridge, Bulawayo, Benson Nyamutsamba (49, Bulawayo) Takudzwa Mafunga (22, Kwekwe), Simanga Chuma (35, Mpopoma) and Nkazimulo Gumbo (22, Bulawayo).

“The names of the remaining two victims will be identified in due course,” national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said.

Meanwhile, police in Murewa yesterday said they were appealing for information which could lead to the arrest of Tichatonga Nyamukondiwa for an armed robbery case which occurred on March 31, 2021 at Katsande business centre in Mudzi.

The suspects robbed the complainant of US$20 000 cash, 700 grammes of processed gold and a Nissan Caravan vehicle.

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