Mugabe motorcade crash kills 1, 15 hurt

2012-06-19 18:21

Harare - One person has been killed and 15 injured by President Robert Mugabe's motorcade, in the third such accident in two weeks in Zimbabwe, police said on Tuesday.

National police spokesperson Wayne Bvudzijena blamed the accident on a commuter bus that did not make way fast enough for the passing motorcade. One of the cars leading the motorcade then rammed into the bus.

"The driver of a commuter minibus failed to heed the siren and beacon of the escort vehicle resulting in a head-on collision between the minibus and the police vehicle," Bvudzijena said.

"One passenger in the commuter bus died on the spot while 15 passengers from both vehicles were injured in the accident."

The crash happened on the Robert Mugabe highway just outside the president's home town of Zvimba.

Police VIP protection spokesperson Martin Mbokochena blasted "some unruly elements in society who want to disturb".

This was the third incident and third death in two weeks involving Mugabe's motorcade.

Two weeks ago a motorbike in the presidential cavalcade hit and killed a mentally disabled man, while a member of the presidential guard died and seven others were injured when a truck in the motorcade overturned after one of its tyres burst.

Mugabe typically travels with an escort of around 10 vehicles, including the presidential limousine, a Mercedes Benz, motorcycles and army vehicles.

Bvudzijena urged motorists to "pull off the road when they hear a siren or see a red or blue beacon".

  • braamc - 2012-06-19 18:27

    Pitty it wasn't Bob that was killed, maybe next time, next week

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-19 18:36

      @braamc - Have a heart bru!!! Rather say the wrong one got killed :-) S

      Squeegee - 2012-06-19 19:09

      Three unsuccessful attempts - better luck next time...

      vic.jablowski - 2012-06-19 19:31

      @shakes, this idiot deserves a bullet right between the eyes. Dictating rubbish.

      Boer - 2012-06-19 19:42

      Age will kill him.

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-06-19 20:53

      ‘Mugabe is dead”. That’s a headline many long to see in their lifetime. President of Zimbabwe, currently in the process of driving his country into bankruptcy, anarchy and starvation. Bummer! He’s still at it! Wiki-News isn’t leaving anything to chance. It has a “prepared story”: “Robert Mugabe, dictator and president of Zimbabwe has died today at the age of AGE. The cause of death was announced as CAUSEOFDEATH.” The story, says wiki, “describes an event that is scheduled or expected, but has not yet occurred”. And so we wait...

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-19 18:27

    senile old men like Mugabe should stay at home.

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-19 18:28

    Let's hope that 1 was Mugabe. Cheers dude.

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-19 18:29

    Is this where our government blue-lights brigade gets their reckless behaviour from?

      Crotch Rocket - 2012-06-19 18:32

      It is an African disease. We are the cause of it. For 4 centuries we told these people they are no good, now it is going to take the continent 4 centuries to get used to money. Sit back and enjoy their journey.

      boltonbarry - 2012-06-19 18:47

      And it will take 4 decades to for us all to stop the guilt and realize we were right about them

  • amos.kgosiemang1 - 2012-06-19 18:31

    A very sad story for people who only think for themselves and ignoring others.The poor and honest citizens share blames for unwrongful activity.Three accident on a row shows that presidential officials has to take responsibility.

      Henk - 2012-06-19 19:14

      So ANC like Amos!

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-19 18:33


      Muravha Pfunzo - 2012-06-19 18:59

      mugabe must just die, i hate him

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-06-19 18:34

    Why our african leaders are always protected 24hrs a day?10 vehicles.Some of our municipal managers have body guards.In European countries,leaders go to people without being escorted by body guards. why our leaders cannot come to us(people who elected them)withour them

      Sharon - 2012-06-19 18:46

      because they suffer from delusions of grandure

      Provence - 2012-06-19 18:53

      Arrogance and insecurities etc... etc... etc...

  • jwarha.balakisa - 2012-06-19 18:35

    Thanks god its not tatu Mugabe who was killed. The is still a lot of work to be done.

      Nick - 2012-06-19 18:39

      yes like you going back to school

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-19 18:40

      Next time he'll be squashed for the cockroach he is. Then we can all celebrate the demise of the old tsotsi

      henk63 - 2012-06-19 18:46

      Jawarra.ballas - you must be joking right?

      Sharon - 2012-06-19 18:48

      if he carrys on with his work there will be no voters left in the zim zoo

      Provence - 2012-06-19 18:54

      Eish.......eish tooo much work work to be done. There is no work to be done ..everything is demolished....lower Zimbabwe cannot go.

      ianmichaelcalder - 2012-06-19 19:21

      Jwarha.Balakisa - Ever wondered why you only have 9 friends on Facebook?

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-19 18:36

    What a bunch of as*holes...which also applies to our ANC brethren !! That's what you get from a collection of tinpot dictators !! Absurd!!

  • tax.payer.142 - 2012-06-19 18:37

    This kind of nonsense never used to happen in Rhodesia.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-19 18:40

      lol, but I heard it may have started in Salisbury

  • Chris - 2012-06-19 18:38

    Ahh the arrogance of Africa

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-19 18:40

    Didn't know zim had any roads left...

  • shongwepatrick - 2012-06-19 18:44

    Mugabe is dead or what?

  • christopher.teale - 2012-06-19 18:49

    What a charming fellow

  • jwarha.balakisa - 2012-06-19 18:49

    Strong as a lion. The greatest of all african leader. We need leaders like you baba in this country.

      deana.boshoff - 2012-06-19 19:08

      Please sir, refrain from embarrassing yourself and giving away your non existent intellectual capacity. You sure as hell must be joking, and if you're not, go play with the few strong lions left in Zim, they are f@cking starving because your babba's people raped and plundered the whole of Zim. Can't believe your audacity- you are in dire need of therapy and a vet klap!

      ianmichaelcalder - 2012-06-19 19:21

      Ever wondered why you only have 9 friends on Facebook?

      gee.raaf - 2012-06-19 19:31

      By your idiotic comment jwarha, I can assume that the little wheel is turning and the hamster is dead?

      Carl - 2012-06-19 19:33

      You obviously don't live in Zimbabwe, or you really lack the knowledge of what is going on there, or you are from a black neighbouring Country that is working there illegally.Piece of s3IT...

      mokhoaetsidavid.chicco - 2012-06-19 19:51

      u such a mampara

      Carl - 2012-06-19 21:14

      When you eat your sadza shove it up your arse...

  • braamc - 2012-06-19 18:54

    God, it is not a look

  • Ze Don - 2012-06-19 18:55

    How is this any different to the blue light thugs on our roads?

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-19 18:59

    In a related story, Mugabe also screwed up his country's economy to the point of ruin, isolated his country from previous western allies, caused rising racial tensions between blacks and whites, set his military veterans out to kill rival MDC supporters, refuses to step down from power after 32 years at the helm and has successfully driven over 4 million of his fellow countrymen to neighbouring South Africa to try and eke out a living there. Killed just 1 person??? I don't think so!!!

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-06-19 19:02


  • gwenzi.zaccaria - 2012-06-19 19:05

    its a pity how the ruling party abuse power

  • ronald.jeffs - 2012-06-19 19:07

    Read the headline and got happy! I thought Mugabe himself was killed, but then I was disappointed... Oh well.

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-19 19:08

    Let me guess...the injured were all taken to SA hospitals?

      mokhoaetsidavid.chicco - 2012-06-19 19:44

      hahahahhahahaaha that can be the truth n gues dey ar here 2 stay

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-06-19 19:10

    Sad for the poor victims...! Bob the knob was the one that started the blue light brigade years ago! Those with small brains and low intellect need things like blue light brigades to boost their egotistical arrogant little selves. Pathetic really!

      Sherry Graham - 2012-06-19 20:10

      couldnt agree more. What a low self image one must have to need to boost their ego so immensely. He is already the president... you cant get much higher and than that. How dare he claim to care for his people and treat them as peasants.

  • Jonty - 2012-06-19 19:27


  • sibusiso.mkoko - 2012-06-19 19:31

    Drove infront of one today. Refused to give way. He was doing 140 in a 80 zone. Bloody agent.

  • Danie - 2012-06-19 19:35

    An brother African leader with his scull larger than his brains? "al dra 'n aap 'n goue ring, bly hy steeds 'n lelike ding."

  • koolHD - 2012-06-19 19:38

    This just goes to show how unruly ruling parties are.

  • patty.visagie - 2012-06-19 19:47

    Where does Zimbabwe get the fuel to keep all these vehicles on the road? Do the suppliers sanction such behaviour and waste? Surely every trip Mogabe takes cannot be a dire emergency. No respect for the rules of the road or human life.

  • stephen.pearce.31 - 2012-06-19 19:52

    When are things going to change in Africa? Shame man...poor families!

  • mninawe.puza.1 - 2012-06-19 20:02

    hey lemini iyeza nakuwe*poor famalies*

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-06-19 20:07

    damn and the old tyrant wasnt killed what a pity ,living in zim if you ever have the pleasure of witnessing one of mugabes motor cades , you would under stand , they will shoot you if you dont pull off the road far enough , we as kids were pulled out of school and had to line the street to wave @ him , or as we used to do, give him the finger

      Richard - 2012-06-21 21:00

      ... and it galls Barry, doesn't it ... that all you will ever be able to do to him is give him the finger.

  • siliziwem - 2012-06-19 20:10

    where was he rushing to coz there is no better place to rush to in Zim!

      Simon - 2012-06-25 10:45


  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-06-19 20:14

    Bob and his men only using the strong-arm tactics learnt from their comrades in the anc. They (incl ours) are allowed to hurt and even kill those in their way, because they are the boss . . .

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-06-19 20:18

    Do the job rite. look for the Car where Bob is and do the job. Is there no MAD BLACK ZIM BOY THAT CAN DO THE JOB WITH 1BULLET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EYES.

      Richard - 2012-06-21 20:51

      Sorry ...we black boys love Pres. Mugabe and look forward to implementing his policies in Mzansi soon . I am afraid you will have to look for a mentally deranged white boy for that. But chin up, judging from the postings here you do not have to look very hard.

  • paulrgonsalves - 2012-06-19 20:39

    So painful when Tyranny rules

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-19 20:45

    What is a senile old man doing out of his house?

  • Steyn - 2012-06-19 20:53

    Smaak my Oubaas Bob is self die drywer

  • Iampeople - 2012-06-19 21:12

    Third time in two weeks, what are the odds that he will be wont survive any of the next 98 accidents due by the end of the year based on the law of averages? Are Ladbrokes taking bets?

  • mariano.castrillon.9 - 2012-06-19 21:14

    People like him die of old age. And with the best medical care, one can live 100 years easily.

  • matt.cumming.77 - 2012-06-19 21:39

    if only he would die in an accident...what an arrogant moron!

  • thozi - 2012-06-19 21:47

    I don't like Mugabe, period... no, make that 'I loathe and abhor' Mugabe. I'd really feel much better if he stopped breathing. Now.

      Khathutshelo Elvis Molaudzi - 2012-06-19 22:26

      you are right there!

  • Khathutshelo Elvis Molaudzi - 2012-06-19 22:24

    It is his time I guess

  • Michael McN - 2012-06-20 01:37

    The next "bus" should have bombs as passengers. If death won't come to Mugabe, let Mugabe be driven to death. As for the innocent Zimbabweans killed and injured, may God have mercy upon them and may their souls find everlasting peace.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-06-20 06:08

    The man will never Die, the Devil always looks after his own.

  • bmaestro - 2012-06-20 09:47


  • Zaizo.nxumalo - 2012-06-20 11:08

    It's time this uncouth bastard died! Yes I said it - we have freedom of speech in South Africa, unlike in Zim. He is the most heartless thing I have ever heard of. How can he even expect such? Not even Jesus demanded such, and he thinks he can? Does he own the roads? Does he own the world? Enough is enough now, that mini devil must get off his high horse and take a bow. Sies.

  • manford.mhlauli - 2012-06-20 11:51

    @MUGO.MUDZI you sound like Mugabe ass liking boy, enjoy

  • amelia.basson - 2012-06-20 11:54

    Great pity that S.A. has so many of their own "mugabe's"

  • manford.mhlauli - 2012-06-20 11:57

    my wish is for him to die very slowly, i mean vwer vwry slowly and painfull

      Richard - 2012-06-21 20:41

      ... and you are the decent, humane and democracy loving good guy? Wishing painful death to people with whom you differ.

  • badballie - 2012-06-20 12:30

    Well at least we know where the ANC sends their blue light squads for training!