A WOMAN from Kwekwe identified as Siboniso Sibanda died yesterday morning in a Bulawayo bound coach from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sibanda reportedly died in an Ebenezer Luxury Coach close to Bulawayo forcing the driver to drive straight to the Bulawayo Police Station.
According to a crew member, the woman was visibly sick when she boarded the coach in Johannesburg on Wednesday night accompanied by some relatives.
“Her relatives told us that she had been ill for a long time and they were taking her home in Kwekwe, but unfortunately she died in the bus before alighting in Bulawayo.
“The relatives collected the body from the police and proceeded to Kwekwe,” the crew member said.
The woman’s relatives collected her body from the police after they had completed formalities and left for Kwekwe around mid-morning yesterday.
The incident attracted a crowd that gathered around the Ebenezer bus parked outside the Bulawayo Central Police Station inquiring what had transpired.
One of the crew members accused the coach officials of letting Sibanda’s relatives go without paying anything towards “cleansing” the bus since it had carried a corpse. The crew member said to the driver: “Did those people pay anything to cleanse the bus for carrying a corpse?”
Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo declined to comment on the woman’s death saying he was attending a function.