13 perish during Heroes Day holiday

AT least 13 people died and 67 others were injured in separate road accidents that occurred during the just-ended Heroes’ Day and Defence Forces’ Day holidays, with police citing speeding as the major contributing factor. BY Staff Reporter

Source: 13 perish during Heroes Day holiday – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 11, 2016

National police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said 57 fatalities were recorded during the same period last year.

Nyathi said police this week issued 8 377 tickets for various traffic offences, down from 10 805 tickets issued last year.

“Of late, police have recorded cases of motorists speeding, where they end up losing control and killing pedestrians trying to cross roads or standing at bus stops,” he said, adding the heavy police presence on major highways had helped in curtailing more road carnage.