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Eight Zanu PF supporters killed, 56 injured

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EIGHT Zanu PF supporters died on the spot yesterday in Norwood along Tsholotsho-Bulawayo Road when an overloaded truck they were in veered off the road and overturned.

Report by Pamela Mhlanga

Fifty-six others were injured in the same accident, police confirmed. The Zanu PF supporters were travelling to a party hosted by outgoing Umguza MP Obert Mpofu in Nyamandlovu.

The dead included six adults and two children.

According to sources, the accident occurred near Norwood area at the 38km peg around 10am.

The injured were rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital and United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) where they were admitted. Police national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba last night confirmed the incident.

“The truck driver lost control at a bend and the vehicle veered off the road killing eight people on the spot,” she said.

Meanwhile, Mpofu said he would assist families of the victims with medication and burial costs. He visited some of the injured at Mpilo and UBH last night. A moment of silence was observed at the rally attended by about 10 000 people.

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