Zanu-PF Provincial vice chairman dies in car crash

A TOP ally of Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa Cde Goodwill Shiri has been killed in a horrific road accident.

A female passenger, who was travelling in Cde Shiri’s vehicle was rushed to Gweru Provincial Hospital while several passengers from the bus sustained minor injuries.

The incident occurred just outside Gweru, near Gwenoro Turn-off along the Gweru-Bulawayo Road around 6 30 pm.

Cde Shiri who was driving a branded party vehicle was travelling towards Bulawayo on the way to his farm.

Firefighters were trying to retrieve Cde Shiri’s body which was still trapped in the car under the bus.

Some senior Zanu-PF officials led by the party’s provincial spokesperson Cde Cornelius Mupereri had also arrived at the scene.

Cde Shiri was pronounced dead on the spot.

“It’s true we have lost Cde Shiri in an accident,” said Ncube who was still in shock and unable to give details of the accident.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that Shiri was hit by a Harare-bound bus which veered off the road while trying to avoid a stray donkey.

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