- October 19, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Fresh details have emerged on what really transpired on the accident that killed Delight Ndlovu a female student at the Zimbabwe School of Mines in Bulawayo last week, with the driver of the truck that slew the deceased reportedly to have been sleeping whilst driving.
By Precious Chikuruwo
The unfortunate accident reportedly happened on Thursday the 15th of October when the victim by the name Delight Ndlovu (21) was hit by a lorry carrying gold slimes, 300m away from the campus at Kilani street, Bulawayo.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zimbabwe School of Mines Mr Edwin Gwaze, the accident happened around lunchtime when the deceased was going to lunch with her friends a male and two females when they were approached by the truck which hit Delight Ndlovu and died at the spot.
” The accident happened on Thursday around 13:45 pm, the driver was carrying a lorry full of gold slimes, Delight (victim) was going to lunch with her 3 friends 2 girls and a boy.
“They were walking outside the road lane, then the driver encroached to the other side the oncoming road where Delight (victim) was with her friends. The boy on realising that the driver was going to hit then he managed to push the other two girls away from the oncoming truck and when he was about to push Delight it was too late.
“Dee died on the spot, and it happened that a lecturer from School of Mines was passing by when he saw the gruesome incident. He then called to the schools’ admin to come to the scene and the police were called” Gwaze said.
The School of Mines CEO also said that the driver of the truck that killed Ndlovu admitted negligence as he was driving while very sleepy.
“When l asked the driver, he admitted that he was dosing whilst driving. We then informed the parents which was the hardest part of all because they had lost a daughter, future female miner, granddaughter, sister, and friend.“ Said Gwaze
The gruesome accident happened as she was supposed to celebrate her 22nd birthday on a fateful day. The police are yet to deliver the charges against the driver who is said to be working at a mine in Bulawayo.
Meanwhile, a company representative of the truck dismissed reports that their truck was poorly serviced. He contacted Mining Zimbabwe saying the company’s truck was serviced often and well. He however ignored all questions sent to him.