A cavalcade of cars belonging to the First lady Auxilia Mnangagwa reportedly hit and critically injured a 7-year-old boy (name withheld) near Simunye Gardens, in Kwekwe on Thursday morning, sources told midlands news.
Simunye Gardens is located just a kilometre off Kwekwe CBD along the Kwekwe -Harare highway.
“The boy was hit while trying to fetch water across the road,” said the source.
“He was immediately rushed to Kwekwe General Hospital then further transferred to Gweru Provincial hospital where he was promptly admitted,” added the source.
Efforts by midlands news to get a comment from ZRP Midlands Province Police Inspector Joel Goko were fruitless as he referred questions to National Spokesperson Assistant Commission we Paul Nyathi.
Asst Comm Nyathi then requested queries in writing but later on declined commenting and preferring government spokesman Nick Mangwana to comment over it.
At the time of publication Mangwana had not responded, his mobile phone rang unanswered.
According to her itinerary, the First Lady was supposed to handover donations in Shurugwi as part of her provincial efforts to cushion citizens and the most vulnerable against the ravaging pandemic Coronavirus.
Yesterday the First Lady received donations meant for Chinamasa Clinic in Gambiza ward 10, Gweru District.
Mnangagwa gave a vote of thanks on behalf of Gweru District Ministry of Health and Child Care department.
Last month April 20, The First Lady’s convoy was again involved in a fatal accident in Muzarabani, Mavhuradonha Mountain Range, Mashonaland Central after which she continued with her business despite the tragic crash.
The incident killed on the spot one of his trusted top aide, Albert Vunganai.
Four other secret service operatives were seriously injured in the crash.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa then visited the injured in hospital.
Meanwhile the US Travel Advisory in its 2019 Crime and Safety Report for Zimbabwe says the President and other senior government Officials
travel in huge convoys with their security personnel quick to run other motorists off the road.
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