Ramaphosa sends condolences to Zimbabwe after deadly bus crash


The president of South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sent condolences to the government of Zimbabwe and its people, following a horrific collision between two buses which killed at least 47 people.

“On behalf of the people of South Africa, we send our deepest condolences to the Zimbabwean government, particularly the families who lost their loved ones. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and we wish you strength during this time of grief”, said Ramaphosa.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on Thursday promised that a thorough investigation would be carried out to determine the cause of the buses collision in which 45 adults and two children were killed, while 70 others were injured when two buses collided head-on at the 166-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare highway on Wednesday evening.

The accident was between Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses and it is believed to have occurred at around 5.30pm.

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