A Zimbabwean police officer has been killed by a truck while recording a statement at the scene of an accident.
Constable Mugwazo who was formerly stationed at Victoria Falls and later transferred to Hwange, had recently been posted to Dete Police Station in the Hwange district, where he served in the traffic department.
However, on Tuesday, January 16, after he and his fellow officers arrived at an accident scene involving a haulage truck in Cross Dete, another accident occurred claiming his life.
It was gathered that a haulage truck collided with a stationary truck and a police vehicle, resulting in the unfortunate death of Constable Mugwazo.
National police spokesperson Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident and provided further details. According to Commissioner Nyathi, Constable Mugwazo was in the police Mahindra truck, recording a statement as it was raining. A speeding haulage truck approached and collided with the truck which had been in the initial accident. This collision also impacted the police vehicle, trapping Mugwazo between the two trucks and causing his death.
Assistant Commissioner Nyathi stated that the police are currently conducting investigations into the incident.
“There was an accident involving a truck and police vehicle. A police officer was attending the accident scene when another truck came and hit the trailer and a police vehicle and a police officer who was taking a statement was trapped. It’s a sad happening and we are conducting investigations.”