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First Lady’s jinxed charity work claims four more OPC officials in horror crash


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Four officials from the President’s Office assigned to transport goods meant to be donated by Auxilia Mnangagwa in Manicaland have died in a horrific car accident, joining a list of security aides who have lost their lives under the First Lady’s jinxed charity work.

According to a statement Thursday by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, two more officials were critically injured in the accident and are hospitalised.

“The Office of the President and Cabinet regrets to announce the death of four of its Staff Members from a road accident which occurred early this morning at a black spot near Regina Coeli Mission along the Nyanga-Ruwangwe Road.

“The deceased were part of an Office Team delivering goods for the less privileged in Ruwangwe Community under the First Lady’s Community Assistance and Empowerment Programme when a State Residences truck overturned.


“The four died on the accident scene, with another two officers who have since been evacuated to Regina Coeli Mission Hospital, sustaining serious injuries.”

Added Sibanda, “The First Lady who was scheduled to interact with about 20 households in Ruwangwe today, was still in Nyanga Town at the time of the accident.”

Death has stalked Mai Mnangagwa’s humanitarian work with security aides dying in the same manner since she launched the exercise.

April last year, police outrider Sergeant Chipato who was in first lady’s convoy died after crashing into a vehicle driven by an off-duty police officer.


The accident occurred on the road between Chinhoyi and Lion’s Den.

It was the third involving President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife in just a year.

April 2020, a close protection officer died and at least three others were injured when a vehicle in first lady’s convoy crashed near Muzarabani in Mashonaland Central.

Mnangagwa was travelling to the province to hand out food parcels and other gifts when a Toyota Hilux with her security aides went off the road at the Mavhuradonha Mountain Range on the Centenary-Muzarabani Road.

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