2 soldiers die as army truck overturns on road to Mnangagwa market garden project launch

An army truck overturned on Wednesday killing two soldiers and injuring several others while heading to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s launch of the market gardening project in Makorokoro, Matabeleland South

Zim live reports that the truck was carrying 25 soldiers when it overturned and rolled over between Plumtree and Makorokoro, a village in Mangwe district close to the border with Botswana.

A witness said: “The truck was overloaded. It’s shocking that in this era of Covid-19 they could pack so many people in that truck, yet the government goes around preaching social distancing.”

The injured were ferried to Maphisa District Hospital and Plumtree District Hospital.

Mnangagwa toured a vegetable garden and then addressed a rally of hundreds of Zanu PF supporters.