A 37-YEAR old Zambian national has died in a road traffic accident in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kenneth Sibanda, holder of passport number ZN625802 died on the spot along N3 highway near Malboro in Johannesburg after the car he was toiling to a garage was rammed into from behind.
According to the information given to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, Sibanda was hit by a car which came from behind when he tried to hook the toil bar to the vehicle he was toiling.
In a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission to South Africa Naomi Nyawali, another person sustained life threatening injuries in the same accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Nyawali said the deceased’s body was taken to Hilbrow mortuary in Johannesburg awaiting further police investigations and repatriation to Zambia
Meanwhile Nyawali said the mission has established that the deceased was a truck driver working for a known South African trucking company based in Congo DR and was on duty when he met his fate.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed shock over the death of Mr Sibanda and further wished the bereaved family God Strength during this difficult moment.
One person dies in a road traffic accident in Lusaka, police say
ONE person has died in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred today around 05:00 hours on Great east road in Lusaka’s Marshland area.
Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo has confirmed the accident in a statement to Mwebantu.
Mrs Katongo said Bornface Tembo 49 of Garden compound who was driving a Toyota corolla registration number ABV 9569 sustained serious injuries while a passenger on the same motor vehicle identified as Peter Sampa whose age is not known, died on the spot.
She said a woman identified as Jacqueline Makayi aged 26 years of Rhodes Park in Lusaka who was driving a Toyota Lexus registration number BAL 6246 from west to east sustained serious injuries.
Mrs Katongo said the accident occurred when the driver of Toyota Lexus misjudged clearance distance or speed of the Toyota corolla hence hit into it.
“The injured are receiving medical attention while the body of deceased is in the mortuary awaiting postmortem,” she said.
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483 people die in road traffic accidents during the third quarter of 2020, police say
POLICE say 483 people died in road traffic accidents during the third quarter of 2020 out of the 390 fatal accidents that were recorded.
And police say a total number of 7,756 road traffic accidents were recorded during the same period of which 1,206 people were seriously injured, and 2,228 persons were slightly injured.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said 4, 019 were recorded as damages only road traffic accidents.
Katongo said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 4,335 followed by Copperbelt with 1,130 whilst Northern and Western Provinces recorded the least with 131 and 162 road traffic accidents respectively.
And Katongo said K12 million was raised from admission of guilty fines in the same period under review.