Deputy Prime Minister's mother injured in a bizarre accident

BULAWAYO – THE mother of Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Thokozani Khupe, sustained head injuries when the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in an accident along the Harare-Bulawayo Road on Tuesday evening.

Ms Khupe’s mother was travelling to Harare to attend her daughter’s swearing in as Deputy Prime Minister.

One passenger, who was seated in the back of the vehicle and believed to be Ms Khupe’s employee, died on her way to Kwekwe General Hospital.

According to the police, Ms Khupe’s mother sustained lacerations and was taken to Kwekwe General Hospital.

"A Toyota Vigo, which was driving towards Harare was involved in a road traffic accident when it hit another vehicle, a Santana which suddenly made a U-turn in front of the Vigo.

"Resultantly, one passenger seated in the back of the vehicle and believed to be Ms Khupe’s worker died on the way to Kwekwe General Hospital.

"A woman aged 71 and believed to be Ms Khupe’s mother sustained some lacerations and was taken to Kwekwe General Hospital at around 5pm on Tuesday," he said. By yesterday her condition was reported to be stable.’’