Mugabe motorcade in another fatal crash

2012-10-04 10:17

Harare – A police motorcyclist in Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s motorcade burned to death after crashing into a lorry in the third fatal accident since June involving the 15-vehicle convoy, notorious for sweeping through the streets at high speeds.

The motorcyclist was clearing the way for Mugabe’s motorcade yesterday when he rammed into a moving lorry and his bike caught fire, police said.

In June, media in Zimbabwe reported that motorcyclists in Mugabe’s motorcade had killed two people and injured 15 others in two separate accidents.

Mugabe (88) has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and seeks re-election in polls expected in 2013.

His convoys have become a source of resentment for many ordinary Zimbabweans, who are required by law to get out of his way.

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