Chiwenga accident: Online publication smells a rat over senior cops’ ‘actions’
A leading online publication has raised suspicion over the fact that senior police officers attended the scene of the accident that claimed the life of Harare preacher Talent Chiwenga‘s wife and left him in a critical condition.
The publication observes that all other accidents are attended by either Cat or Sgt and only in extreme cases can an Assistant Inspector can be expected to attend.
Posting on Twitter, the publication said: “CHIWENGA ACCIDENT: comment- What kind of accident is attended to by a chief superintendent (dispol)? All other accidents are attended by either Cat or Sgt and only extreme cases assistant inspector. PLEASE EXPLAIN-
@PoliceZimbabwe @InfoMinZW @euinzim @ZLHRLawyers
According to impeccable sources, Chiwenga was driving a Mitsubishi Shogun SUV, and allegedly lost control upon reaching the 230km peg.
The vehicle veered off the road and overturned several times before landing on its left side.
A visit to Makurira Memorial Clinic by State media crew revealed that Chiwenga was in a critical condition.
He is known for making controversial “prophesies” about the country and criticising all other churches and clergymen.
Meanwhile, a Gutu Traffic Police report on the accident which ZOOMZimbabwe obtained reads:
FROM: GUTU TRAFFIC
TO:DISPOL MASVINGO EAST
RDO /19 DD 12/06/19
SUBJECT : PARA ” A” 120830B 235KM PEG ALONG HARARE-MASVINGO ROAD
PARA”B” MITSUBISHI SHOGUN STATION WAGON AFB 5917 SILVER IN COLOUR
PARA”C” OWNED AND DRIVEN BY TALENT FARAI CHIWENGA NR 25-075490R25 MALE ADULT AGED 34YRS OF 88 HARARE STREET HOLDER OF CLSASS 4$5 DL NO 91274JZ
PARA ”D” SPEEDING AND INATTENTION
(1) VHURUMUKO ROSEMARY NR 29-143095B29 FEMALE ADULT AGED 51YRS OF 1090 SOUTH VIEW UPLANDS WATERFALLS HARARE, SUSTAINED SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND DIED ON THE SPOT.
(2) REJOICE JERINA CHIWENGA NR 25-110513K15 FEMALE ADULT AGED 28YRS OF NO 3 OKLEY CLOSE ASHDOWN PARK HRE SUSTAINED SUSTAINED SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND DIED ON THE SPOT.
(3) KANYUCHI EGENE TAFADZWA NR 63-221299 S48 A MALE AGED 34YRS OF 2437 GLENORAH HRE SUSTAINED HEAD AND HANDS INJURIES, DIED ON ADMISSION AT MASVINGO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL.
(1) TALENT FARAI CHIWENGA NR 25-075490R25, MALE ADULT AGED 34YRS SUSTAINED HEAD INJURIES AND COMPLAINING OF GENERAL BODY PAINS, CONDITION IS SERIOUS AND IS ADMITTED AT MASVINGO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL.
THE SOLE PARTY WAS TRAVELING FROM MASVINGO TOWARDS HRE ALONG MASVINGO – HRE ROAD WITH 3 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, UPON REACHING 235KM, PEG THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND IT VEERED OFF THE ROAD AND OVERTURNED SEVERAL TIMES AND LANDED ON ITS ROOF THEREBY KILLING 2 PEOPLE ON THE SPOT AND THE THIRD ONE DIED UPON ADMISSION AT MASVINGO HOSPITAL, THE NEXT OF KINS HAVE BEEN ADVISED.
VEHICLE SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGES AND WAS TOWED TO MASVINGO VED.
THE SCENE WAS ATTENDED BY OFFICER COMMANDING MASVINGO CENTRAL DISTRICT, OFFICER IN CHARGE MASVINGO TRAFFIC AND GUTU TRAFFIC DETAILS, BODIES WERE FERRIED TO MASVINGOPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL MORTUARY AWAITING POSTMORTEM.
GUTU TRAFFIC RRB REF 3849322 REFERS.