accident burial.pngHundreds of mourners gathered at the Mabvuku-Tafara cemetery this Tuesday to pay their last respects to some of their relatives and friends who perished in the Mvurwi commuter bus accident, which claimed 21 lives.

It was a heart rending experience for friends and relatives who gathered to pay their last respects to Vapostori vekwaMwazha members; Raymond Mhembwe, Mika Mhembwe, Paul Nechiwewe and 6 months old, Praise Muchairi, who were among the people who perished in a road accident in Mvurwi on Saturday .

Some of the relatives, who spoke to ZBC News, thanked the government for its support which enabled them to give their relatives a descent burial.

“The government has done a commendable job in assisting us to bury our relatives in a decent manner,” said one relative.

Zanu PF Harare Province Chairman, Ambassador Amos Midzi, who was present at the four’s burial, bemoaned the recklessness of some public transport operators who fail to value human life by embarking on journeys before ensuring that their vehicles are roadworthy.

President of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), Bishop Johannes Ndanga said the Vapostori vekwa Mwazha should however take solace in knowing that the whole nation is with them in their times of sorrow.

Meanwhile, some transport operators have also called on members of the public, who hire their transport to desist from surpassing the required number of passengers required by their mode of transport as a way of cutting costs as this usually leads to overloading, which is one major cause of road accidents.

What is most touching is the fact that among the deceased are seven people from the same family and the only surviving member is a two year old, who is currently battling for life in hospital.