Zimbabweans killed in car accident near Buitepos

22 Jan 2014 15:00pm
GOBABIS, 22 JAN (NAMPA) – Two Zimbabwean nationals were killed, while an unspecified number of others were injured when a minibus in which they were travelling overturned some 30 km west of Buitepos in the Omaheke Region on Tuesday morning.
The minibus, which was on its way to Zimbabwe from Namibia, was carrying 32 passengers when the accident happened.
Buitepos is the border town linking Namibia to Botswana, and is the most preferred port of exit for Zimbabweans travelling home from Namibia.
According to the Namibian Police (NamPol) Regional Commander for the Omaheke Region, Commissioner Josephat Abel, a trailer hooked onto the minibus became loose, but a chain attached to the hook of the trailer was still attached onto the minibus.
As a result, the trailer caused the vehicle to veer from side to side, causing the driver to lose control of the minibus in the process.
The minibus reportedly left the road and rolled several times before coming to a standstill on its side a few metres off the road.
No further information, including the identities of the deceased, could be obtained from the police.
In an unrelated incident, an unidentified woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death with a kitchen knife on Tuesday evening at the Kanaan Informal Settlement at Gobabis.
Abel said the couple was involved in an argument, at which point the woman picked up a knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the chest. The boyfriend, whose identity was not revealed by the police, died on the spot.
The woman has been arrested and was expected to appear in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.