13 August 2014

Zimbabwe: 40 Killed in Accidents Over the Holiday

A TOTAL of 40 people died country-wide in road accidents during the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays while 139 were injured according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

Last year 43 deaths were recorded during the same period while 189 injures were suffered.

ZRP National Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the reduced number was due to more careful driving and high police presence.

"The participation of other stakeholders such as the Vehicle Inspection Department and the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe also played a part in reduced accidents which as police were happy if numbers reduce," he said.

Over 26,000 tickets were issued for various traffic offences while 294 vehicles were impounded for various defects.

A total of 30 people were killed over the Easter holiday in traffic accidents this year, a slight decrease compared to the 34 who perished during the same period last year.


'Let's Produce Our Mining Equipment'

Local manufacturers need to produce at least 40% of equipment and consumables required by the mining industry. Mines and… Read more »

Copyright © 2014 New Zimbabwe. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 1,000 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.