- May 2, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
A SUSPECTED gold panner was burnt to death while sleeping in a shack at Fernhill 33 in Esigodini last Thursday.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Loveness Mangena said Busani Ngwenya (46) was burnt to death after his thatched shack caught fire. She said on the day, Ngwenya was having quality time with his friend and when they came back, they made fire close to his shack before they went to sleep. Insp Mangena said the shack caught fire at night while he was asleep.
The friend had gone to his place when the incident happened.
Meanwhile, a 45-year-old man died on Thursday after he was struck in a suspected hit and run accident while he attempted to cross Plumtree Road in Bulawayo. In another incident on the same day, a 29-year-old man died after he was hit by a truck while he was jogging near SOS Village along the Victoria Falls Road.
In a statement, Bulawayo Provincial deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele said Masimba Marunya of Fourwinds died when he was hit by a car around 7pm while attempting to cross Plumtree Road, near Donnington.
“The suspected motorist did not stop after the accident. Marunya’s body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals for post mortem,” she said.
Asst Insp Msebele appealed to members of the public with information regarding the accident to contact police.
She said on the same day, Delight Dube (29) of Makokoba died after he was hit by a car while jogging. Asst Insp Msebele said Dube was jogging along Lady Stanley Road, near SOS Village, Victoria Falls Road. when truck driver attempted to overtake another vehicle along the road and hit him. His body was also taken to UBH for postmortem.
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