Zimbos are celebrating as former ZANU PF MP for Mudzi North Newton Kachepa, who was recently installed as Chief Mukota, d_es after an accident in Marondera.
The vehicle in which Chief Makota was in travelled along North Road. When they got to the 24-kilometre peg near the Summerset area close to Marondera, the vehicle driver lost control and veered off the road. The car then smashed a pedestrian before rolling over.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the fatal crash on X:
“The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 08/11/23 at 1230 hours at the 24-kilometre peg along North Road near Summerset area, Marondera, where two people were killed whilst six others were injured. A Mazda BT50 vehicle veered off the road and hit a pedestrian before overturning, resulting in a passenger being killed. The bodies were taken to Marondera General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem whilst the injured were admitted at the same hospital.”
Chief Mukota, born Newton Kachepa, perished in the horror crash, journalist Hopewell Chin’ono confirmed. Before his installation as Chief Mukota, Kachepa was the ZANU PF member of parliament for Mudzi North from 2018 to 2023.
However, he retained his ZANU PF-branded vehicle, which was involved in the tragic accident.
In pictures circulating online, the grey Mazda BT50 was on its wheels with a squashed top. The crash heavily dented the car and crushed the front.
“Good riddance, that guy was a menace in Mudzi.”
“Hapana hapo miti yatyorwa tyorwa? Ngatichengetedzei Miti yedu kani mhai🙄🙄🙄”
“Vanofunga kuti mota kana ine ma sticker e ZANU haidonhe vanzwa bhata.”
“Karoad kaye ndepapi paunobva watomhanya zvekutobuda neimpact yakadai , ndakapafamba neWrangler speed huru was 70.”
“At some point, even with Ubuntu intact, we will run out of sympathy. May his family find comfort in the hope that there may be no more bad omen coming their way after this.”