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Prominent Lupane traditional leader, Vusumuzi Khumalo, better known as Chief Mabhikwa, has died in a horrific collision with a haulage truck along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway.

The crash occurred at around 10pm on Sunday night.

Family spokesperson Donald Khumalo confirmed the tragedy.

“It’s true. Chief Mabhikwa has died. We are mourning as a family,” he said.


Chief Mabhikwa was rushed to St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane where he died.

Posting on his Twitter handle Monday, government spokesperson Nick Mangwana said Mabhikwa was a dynamic young traditional leader.

@We learn with grief of the death of Chief Mabhikwa (Born Vusumuzi Khumalo) in a car accident. Chief Mabhikwa was a member of the @baz_zw Board. A very dynamic young chief. Condolences to his family, colleagues and those whose affairs he presided over. MHSRIP,” Mangwana said.

He had been installed to his position in 2012 at the age of 19 after the death of his father Chief Nicholas Khumalo some six years earlier.


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