Perth (Australia) — The pastor of a woman killed in a horrific crash which also claimed the lives of three of her children says the community is still trying to come to terms with their deaths.
Emmet Moyo, her daughters Sibonginkosi (8), Sibusiso (5) and infant son Sandulo, were killed in a head-on collision with a bus in Western Australia’s Goldfields on Sunday night.
The family were living in the small country town of Kambalda, after travelling to Australia from Zimbabwe. Pastor Phil Mutsambiwa, from the Forward in Faith church in Kalgoorlie, said Moyo and her children were wonderful people and vibrant members of the church.
“It is something that is hard to cope with because losing loved ones is always very hard,” he said.
“They were very vibrant and lovely kids who had a very bright future. We’re thanking God for their lives, it’s a big loss.”
Moyo’s husband was in Zimbabwe at the time of her death. Mutsambiwa said he had arranged for a local pastor in Zimbabwe to break the tragic news.
“It was very hard. We had to make good arrangements of one of our bishops over in Zimbabwe to talk to him and break the news,” he said.
“I couldn’t tell him over the phone. So we made arrangements for one of the pastors to meet with him over there.”
Moyo’s relatives in Kalgoorlie-Boulder are making arrangements for her body, and her children’s bodies, to be repatriated back to Zimbabwe.
“One of the cousins, who is here that we are going to work with, is making plans to repatriate the bodies back home,” he said.
“It’s not an easy thing to take and I just want to encourage all the friends and relatives to look to their faith.”
The bus driver involved in the crash was flown to Perth in the early hours of the morning after the crash after suffering a suspected heart attack. The driver is in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in a stable condition. – ABC News