AMH is an independent media house free from political ties or outside influence. We have four newspapers: The Zimbabwe Independent, a business weekly published every Friday, The Standard, a weekly published every Sunday, and Southern and NewsDay, our daily newspapers. Each has an online edition.

  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Manager: tmutambara@alphamedia.co.zw
  • Tel: (04) 771722/3
  • Online Advertising
  • Digital@alphamedia.co.zw
  • Web Development
  • jmanyenyere@alphamedia.co.zw

Byo-Beitbridge Highway accident victims named

Twenty-people died on the spot when a South Africa-bound Toyota Quantum commuter omnibus collided head-on with a DAF truck.

POLICE have released the names of 15 of the 22 people who died in a road accident at the 27km peg along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Highway on Tuesday night.

Twenty-people died on the spot when a South Africa-bound Toyota Quantum commuter omnibus collided head-on with a DAF truck.

Everyone in the Toyota Quantum died, while the driver of the DAF truck and his passenger were injured.

Last night, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi identified the 15 as Sadam Maenzane (31) of Old Magwegwe, Kifi Sphandla (48) of Nkulumane 5, Tobias Ncube (36) of Mbundane, Mehluli Sibanda (39) of Mpopoma, Gilbert Nyoni (45) of Entumbane, Ntutuko Mpofu (33) of Emganwini, Kylene Ndlovu (2) of Njube and Vongai Tshuma (36) of Njube.

There is also Jennifer Ndlovu (42) of New Magwegwe, Sibonginkosi Ndlovu (42) of Summerton, Ruth Mawonidze (33) of Nketa 9, Noah Haurambwe (40) of Pumula and Dumoluhle Ndlovu (36) of Luveve 5, all from Bulawayo, as well as Brian Phiri (44) of Ndiweni village in Kezi and Aldrean Ndlalambi (46) of Mkoba 16 in Gweru.

Nyathi said the other seven were yet to be identified by their next of kin and urged people who have missing relatives who were travelling along the route on the day to contact the police.

Meanwhile, police in Ndali are investigating the death of Martha Hlatwayo (38) on Wednesday at Checheche Hospital after being struck with a log on the head by her husband, Jairos Mundikudze.

Mundikudze has since been arrested.

In Bulawayo, police are appealing for information which may assist in the investigation of the murder of Azaria Dube (26) in Cowdray Park.

The victim was allegedly seen being attacked by suspected artisanal miners following a dispute over a lady of the night.

Also, Bulawayo police arrested seven illegal miners for conducting mining activities at National University of Science and Technology campus on Tuesday. The arrest led to the recovery  of three 50kg bags of gold ore.

In Harare, a 28-year-old man lost US$3 300 cash, medicine and a cellphone to three unknown suspects in central Harare after asking them for directions.  The three pretended to assist the man, but attacked and robbed him.

Related Topics