Mutare Beta bus driver arrested

Man in handcuffs

Zimbabwe Republic Police have arrested Beta bus driver who fled the accident scene where the lives of five passengers were lost along the Harare-Mutare Highway on Christmas eve.

The ZRP confirmed the arrest of Philip Tawanda Chirindo (34) who is set to appear in court soon.

Chirindo surrendered himself to the police on Wednesday. 

The Beta bus was carrying 69 passengers while the Pathera Logistics fuel tanker had two people. Sixty-six people were injured while the death toll remains at five.