9 November 2018
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday conveyed his condolences to the families of the people 47 people who perished when two buses collided near Rusape, along Harare-Mutare Highway on Wednesday evening.
The accident involving Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses killed 47 people while 70 others were injured.
A command centre has been set up at Rusape General Hospital following the bus accident.
President ED Mnangagwa said the great loss of life, the pain and the anguish of the families and the victims were being felt by the entire nation.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. The people of Zimbabwe stand with you during this difficult time.
“At this difficult time, we must come together, Government will ensure the injured receive the treatment they need, and the victims the support they deserve. We will be there for them,” said President Mnangagwa.
He said there was urgent need to curb such tragic incidents.
“As we move forward, it is incumbent upon us to investigate how this happened, draw the relevant insights and implement tough new regulations to make these tragic incidents a thing of the past,” President Mnangagwa said.