Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa
MUZARABANI – A member of the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s close protection passed on today and three others were injured when their vehicle which was part of her convoy crashed near Muzarabani in Mashonaland Central on Friday afternoon.
The accident occurred at the Mavhuradonha Mountain Range on the Centenary-Muzarabani Road, a security source has reportedly said.
The car, which was following behind Amai Mnangagwa’s vehicle is said to have rolled down a steep, rocky embankment and went on to hit a tree. The car, a Toyota Hilux was apparently avoiding crashing into the First Lady’s car. Brake failure is being suspected to be the cause of the accident.
The First Lady who is also the country’s Health Ambassador was travelling around the province to donate food parcels to the old and vulnerable people as part of her Covid-19 awareness campaigns. Earlier on, she had donated gifts in Mazowe before proceeding to Muzarabani.
An Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopter ferried the injured to Harare and the First Lady was then able to proceed with her journey to Muzarabani to deliver food to the old and vulnerable.
Zimbabwe is currently on a 35-day lockdown after President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended the initial 21-day period by 14 days to help slow the spread of the novel Corona virus. Traveling is limited to people providing essential services including health workers, security services and journalists.
The First Lady in her role as Health Ambassador has been heavily engaged through her Angel of Hope Foundation, carrying out public awareness activities on Covid-19 . She has also brought succor to many during these trying and difficult times.