Thursday, 13 June 2019


 Controversial Harare-based pastor, Talent Chiwenga, was yesterday involved in a road accident which killed three passengers including his wife, police confirmed yesterday.

The vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and rolled several times near Chatsworth turn-off along Masvingo-Harare road, killing two people on the spot.

National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the accident occurred at around 9.15am at the 230km peg along the Harare-Masvingo road. 

He said the vehicle had four occupants including the driver when tragedy struck.

“I can confirm a road traffic accident which claimed three people near Chatsworth turn-off along Masvingo-Harare Road this morning. The bodies of the deceased were taken to Masvingo General Hospital mortuary for postmortem,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

He said two passengers, both women, died on the spot while another male passenger died later while being admitted to Masvingo General Hospital. 

The wreckage of controversial Harare pastor,Talent Chiwenga’s car after the fatal accident

Asst Comm Nyathi said the driver of the vehicle  allegedly lost control of the vehicle and it veered off the road, overturned and rolled several times before landing on its left side.

“We will give specifics tomorrow,” he said. Sources said the vehicle was reduced to a wreck and the deceased sustained serious head and body injuries.

A visit to Makurira Memorial Clinic yesterday evening revealed that Pastor Chiwenga was critical and in the Intensive Care Unit.

“We have Pastor Chiwenga admitted here and he is in critical condition. He was involved in an accident and sustained serious head and body injuries. Three people, including his wife who were believed to be coming from South Africa, have passed on, two on the spot and one at Masvingo General Hospital,” said the source. Herald


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