8 November 2018

Zimbabwe: Rusape Bus Disaster - Govt Speaks

Following the horrific bus accident that claimed 47 lives yesterday evening along the Mutare-Harare highway government has ordered the Civil Protection Unit to intervene by offering a helping hand to the affected families

In a statement to the local media, Local Government Minister, July Moyo said he was deeply saddened by the accident and will soon move a motion to declare the accident a national disaster.

" I am deeply shocked to learn of the accident near Rusape on the Harare-Mutare Highway. The scale of the tragic loss of life is unacceptably high. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved. I have ordered the civil protection structures at Rusape and Manicaland Province to swiftly and compassionately attend to the affected.

"A recommendation is being made to His Excellency the President (Emmerson Mnangagwa ) to declare the accident a State of Disaster. The Civil Protection Directorate is working with the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe on the assistance to be rendered to the bereaved. All necessary measures will be taken to assist the affected, "he said.

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