By Margaret Kamba
ZANU PF First Secretary and President, His Excellency, Cde E.D Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolence to the families of those who perished in road accidents recently appealing to motorists to exercise caution on the country’s roads.
In his statement, President Mnangagwa noted that no one deserves to perish like this and instructed all arms of Government with the role of ensuring road safety to enforce compliance in order to reduce road carnage.
“The death of 22 Zimbabweans in a head-on collision along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Highway on Tuesday night left me horrified and heart-broken. What adds to the horroe is that this accident comes barely days after two separate similar ones in which nine innocent lives perished.
Zimbabwe does not deserve this at all, let alone such a bloody beginning to this year’s festive season. Everything has to be done to arrest this needless loss of life at a time when we all should be celebrating closure to yet another peaceful year.
I thus appeal to all motorists to exercise maximum caution on our roads, both for their sake and for the safety of fellow road users who do not deserve a violent end as we have just witnessed.
As I express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to families and relatives who have lost their loved ones in this deadly crash, my heart goes out to all those injured and still hospitalized, praying that theirs will be a speedy recovery. Let us, as a nation, use this latest bloody accident to develop a new road culture which is founded on responsible, safety-conscious and law-abiding behaviour. We owe one another no less.”