The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe has warned farmers against recklessly allowing their livestock to stray onto the country’s highways as this is causing avoidable carnage on the roads.
In an interview with Great Dyke News 24, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe Director Ernest Muchena said the TSCZ is working with the ZRP in raising awareness this festive season, but it has been noted that livestock is causing many accidents.
“The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe and The Zimbabwe Republic Police are raising awareness on safe travel in order to prevent road accidents. We have groups that are on different roads in Masvingo and the Midlands province including other provinces and the Masvingo Mutare road.
“There have been complaints on stray livestock which grazes close to the roads which leads to accidents”, said Muchena.
Eighteen people were killed, while 73 others were injured in 147 road accidents on Christmas Day and Boxing Day holidays. During the same period last year, 17 were killed, while 174 others were injured in 276 accidents.