A bus owned by Masvingo Urban legislator, Daniel Shumba overturned in Mbalabala yesterday killing one person and injuring at least 23 others while on its way to Victoria Falls for president Robert Mugabe’s birthday bash.
BY NUNURAI JENA
According to witnesses, the driver lost control just before Mbalabala along the Masvingo to Bulawayo highway.
Meanwhile, about 50 Zanu PF youths from Hurungwe West were on Friday turned back on their way to Victoria Falls to attend President Robert Mugabe birthday celebrations.
The youths, who were travelling in two 35-seater buses, were stopped in Chinhoyi and their drivers ordered to proceed to Chinhoyi police where the youths were subjected to thorough body searches.
Hurungwe West is represented in parliament by former Zanu Pf provincial chairman and expelled member Temba Mliswa.
Some innocent hikers who were picked in Lions Den were caught in the crossfire.
One female traveller who was picked up at Lions Den was released late last night after what she called “a humiliating body search at Chinhoyi CID”.
She was released with other five travellers after their details including their residential addresses, ID and mobile numbers had been taken down.
After the screening all those from Hurungwe West were detained for hours as they went through the same process. They were later released without the hired buses, leaving them to make a long trip back home in the night.
Police sources said they had been tipped that the youths were going to protest the expulsion of Mliswa from Zanu PF party and embarrass Mugabe at his birthday celebrations.