A total of 23 MDC-T supporters from Masvingo were on Saturday injured in an accident along the Bulawayo-Zvishavane highway while traveling back home from an MDC Alliance rally that was held in Bulawayo earlier in the day.

The kombi driver is said to have lost control of the vehicle while allegedly trying to avoid hitting a cow on the road along the Bulawayo-Zvishavane Highway in Filabusi.

The injured were rushed to Filabusi District Hospital and White Hospital in Zvishavane.

In an interview yesterday, one of the victims, Mr Joachim Chiware, who is also the MDC-T Chivi North district secretary, said the driver tried to evade a cow that had strayed onto the road, resulting in the accident.

He said he could not recall the events culminating to the accident as he lost consciousness only to wake up in hospital.

“After the driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a cow that had strayed into the road, I don’t really know what happened afterwards,” said Mr Chiware.

“I only found myself at White Hospital in Zvishavane.

“That is when I also learnt that others were rushed to Filabusi Hospital. Three of us were rushed to Zvishavane, while 20 people were rushed to Filabusi District Hospital, with 13 of them being admitted with serious injuries.”

MDC-T acting spokesperson Ms Thabitha Khumalo said the party was aware of the accident, although it was yet to get finer details of what really transpired.

Source: The Herald