Both Mpilo and United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) failed to cope with the injured supporters who suffered various degrees of injuries. When the Zimbabwean news crew visited the causality department at UBH, some of the injured people were writhing in pain in tattered and torn party regalia while medical staff were busy attending to some critically- injured patients, most of whom suffered broken legs and arms.
“We were coming from Maryland farm going to Obert Mpofu’s farm house in Umguza where there was a rally .It appears the driver was speeding and he lost control of the vehicle which rolled five times . A lot of people were thrown all over the scene of the accident,” said one of the injured who identified herself as Anna Ndlovu. Mpofu who is the Minister of Mines and Mining Development is the Zanu (PF) candidate for the constituency.
Some of the injured supporters blasted Mpofu for dumping the supporters following the accident.
“Nobody including Mpofu and senior Zanu (PF) officials have bothered to come here and give moral and financial support to the injured. Some of us have been given prescriptions to buy drugs at private pharmacies but we do not have the money. We do not have even bus fee to go back to our base,” said one of the supporters who suffered minor injuries.
On Friday 55 Zanu (PF) supporters from Gokwe were also injured when a haulage truck ferrying them to President Robert Mugabe’s rally in Gweru accidently opened its sideboards ,throwing the supporters onto the tarmac.
Two weeks ago Zanu (PF) supporters were also injured when another haulage truck overturned while coming back from Mugabe’s rally which was held Nzvimbo growth point on Mashonaland Central.
In Chitungwiza a woman was killed during a stampede for ZANU (pf) t-shirts at a rally addressed by the party's leader, Robert Mugabe.Post published in: News