accident3.jpgOne senior MDC-T official died on the spot, while 2 others died at Kwekwe General Hospital and 6 others were seriously injured, when a truck they were travelling in tried to overtake and sideswiped another truck hitting a tree.

An MDC-T official said the accident happened about 100 km from Gokwe, along the Kwekwe-Gokwe Highway.

The truck, carrying MDC-T party officials who were coming from their party’s 11th anniversary celebrations at Gokwe Centre, tried to overtake another truck with the Dzivarasekwa House of Assembly member Ms Eveline Masaiti, resulting in the two vehicles side swiping each other.

The two vehicles veered off the road, hitting trees with one truck killing one passenger on the spot, while others were rushed to the Kwekwe General Hospital where the other two died on arrival.

Meanwhile, the MDC-T President, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai has visited the bereaved families and expressed his condolences to relatives and friends of the deceased.

The deceased have since been identified as Alex Magunda, Innocent Muzuva and Loveness Sango all from St Mary’s district. Details of their burial are yet to be advised.