An Information Technology manager with Redan Petroleum (Pvt) Ltd, Emmanuel Posherai, died in a head-on collision in Tanzania on Saturday evening. He was 32.
Posherai had travelled to Tanzania to collect his vehicle – a Mercedes-Benz C200. Most Zimbabweans who import second-hand vehicles from Japan prefer using Dar es Salaam Port and drive over 2 000km back to Harare.
Posherai reportedly collided with a Toyota Coaster minibus while trying to overtake on a blind curve close to Songwe International Airport, Tanzania. A Zimbabwean based in Tanzania, Mr Blessing Mbeya – who witnessed the accident – said two passengers in the minibus died on the spot.“Posherai died on the spot. Twenty-six people who were in the minibus were admitted at Ifisi Hospital,” said Mr Mbeya.
“I visited the hospital today (yesterday) and 11 of them are in a critical condition. Posherai’s body was taken to the same hospital.
“He was overtaking on a blind curve when he saw the oncoming minibus. He tried to return to his lane but collided head-on with the vehicle.” Redan finance manager Mr Champion Chiwara said they had lost a dedicated employee.
Posherai’s wife, Patience Chirume, was devastated and unable to talk. She is six months pregnant with the couple’s first child. They married last year. Mourners are gathered No. 16, Cornwell Road, Avonlea, Harare.
Source: The Herald