By Marks Matarutse.
ZVISHAVANE –A six-year-old boy, Takunda Phiri was hit and killed by a Peace Security commuter omnibus near Zvishavane at the 116 km peg, along the Masvingo-Mbalabala road last week on Tuesday.
The boy died moments later on his way to the hospital. His death comes only a week after another six-year-old was found dead in a sack in the mining town in case of suspected murder.
Midlands Chief Police Spokesperson, Inspector Goko confirmed the news to Great Dyke News 24 in a phone interview.
The driver Charles Kaukonde (29) who was driving a Toyota Hiace commuter omnibus is said to have seen three school children walking in his lane and in trying to avoid hitting the three he veered to the left, hitting the boy who landed on the tarmac.
Inspector Goko said, ” Drivers should be very cautious when driving and also observe road signs and avoid over speeding.”
Meanwhile, following the mysterious death of a six-year-old boy, last week, Zvishavane District Chief Superintendant Albert Ncube said that a post mortem was done and the deceased sustained some head injuries which likely were a result of being hit by a hard object.
Chief Superintendent Ncube also said, ” The deceased appears to have been suffocated.”
Concerning rumors that the boy’s killer had been found, Chief Superintendent Ncube dismissed them as falsehoods adding police are still conducting investigations.