Over 30 ZCC Mutendi Churchgoers Killed in Bus Accident on the Way to An Easter Pilgrimage in Zimbabwe

Over 30 ZCC Mutendi Churchgoers Killed in Bus Accident on the Way to An Easter Pilgrimage in Zimbabwe

  • A bus accident in Zimbabwe tragedically resulted in the death of more than 30 people just one day before Easter
  • The bus was transporting Zion Christian Church (ZCC) members who were set to attend the annual pilgrimage
  • Over 70 people were also injured in the crash and approximately 13 people are in critical condition and being treated

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ZIMBABWE - Tragedy struck in Zimbabwe after Zion Christian Church (ZCC) members who are led by Bishop Mutendi were involved in a bus accident on Thursday night, 14 April in Chipinge, southeastern Zimbabwe.

35 people were unfortunately killed in the accident and 71 others sustained injuries. The bus was carrying a total of 106 passengers who were on their way to attend the annual Easter pilgrimage.

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Over 30 ZCC churchgoers were killed in a bus accident on Thursday night. Image: Getty Images/Stock photo
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According to TimesLIVE, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) issued a statement confirming the accident and stated that it occurred at around 10pm. The deceased individuals were taken to Chipinge Hospital where a post-mortem exam will be conducted.

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Of the 71 people who are said to be injured approximately 13 people are in critical condition.

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It is believed that the accident was a result of the bus' brakes failing because the bus is suspected to have been overloaded when the crash happened.

According to The South African, the bus belonged to a secondary school called Charles Lwanga. More investigations into the accident will follow.

President Cyril Ramaphosa pays a courtesy visit to Limpopo’s Zionist Church ahead of Easter

Briefly News previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the Zion Christian Church in Limpopo on Thursday ahead of the Easter weekend.

He was accompanied by other members of the African National Congress (ANC) and provincial leaders, where they met Reverend Bishop Dr Barnabas Lekganyane and Reverend Bishop Dr Joseph Lekgayane.

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Ramaphosa praised the leaders for their efforts which saved lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. The church has called off its annual mass pilgrimage to Moria for the third year to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Thousands of the church’s members have not attended the pilgrimage since the church first disallowed it in 2020, Eyewitness News reported.

The transport minister Fikile Mbalula cautioned residents about travelling to KwaZulu-Natal during the Easter weekend following the recent floods that resulted in the death of hundreds. He urged residents to travel during the day and that traffic volumes are reduced, SABC News reported.

Source: Briefly News

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