President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife, Auxillia was involved in a motor accident on Tuesday morning which saw her Toyota Land Cruiser overturning.
The First Lady is reported to have escaped unhurt from the accident.
iHarare has learned from online publication Zimlive, that the First Lady was heading to Mazowe when the accident happened along the Harare-Bindura Road.
The First Lady’s accident was confirmed by President Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba who told Zimlive,
“I can confirm the first lady was involved in an accident on the road to Mazowe. It would appear a motorist driving towards Harare panicked on meeting the convoy and rammed into the first lady’s vehicle on the driver’s side. Her vehicle overturned but she’s fine, and so is her driver.”
A motorist who was one of the first people on the scene following the accident told the publication,
“The convoy overtook me just before the toll gate and the guy who was driving a cream Toyota Fortuner in the front shouted to me to park on the side of the road, and they went ahead of us.
“About 10 minutes or so later we arrived at the scene and the Land Cruiser had overturned. One of the Raiders had also rammed into a Toyota Prado that was coming from Bindura.
“Moments later, we saw people at the accident scene in something of a rush changing cars. We then heard something that sounded like gun shots, and four vehicles made a U-turn and went back to Harare, leaving behind those that were involved in the accident.”
Charamba said that he has no other information about the First Lady’s aborted trip. The police are yet to issue a statement on the accident.
In April, the First Lady’s convoy was involved in a fatal accident in which one her security officers died while 3 others were gravely injured. One of the vehicles in the convoy overturned on a rocky embankment near Muzarabani in Mashonaland Central.