Highlanders Football Club Executive Chairman Kenneth Mhlophe has sent a condolence message to the family of the Bosso fan Thandolwenkosi Tshuma who lost his life in a car accident after watching the team’s goalless draw against CAPS United in a Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match played at Barbourfields stadium on Sunday.
The accident involving a Toyota Regius travelling towards Gwanda and a Toyota Hilux travelling to Bulawayo occurred at about 9PM near Valley Tavern.
It also injured five other passengers, and three of those have been identified as Highlanders fans who were travelling with Tshuma.
They were rushed to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) where they are receiving treatment.
Mhlophe who reacted to the sad news with a condolence message to the Tshuma family, today also visited the hospitalised fans together with the club chief executive officer Nhlanhla Dube, and team welfare manager Vezigama Dlodlo.
“I have learnt with sadness and shock that yesterday a member of the
@HighlanderBosso family Thandolwenkosi Tshuma lost his life in a car accident about 20km away from Bulawayo along Gwanda road coming from our match. We are with his family in this difficult time. Sikhala lani,” twitted Mhlophe.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the accident to the Chronicle saying the driver of the Toyota Regius died on the spot while other passengers were injured.
“The accident occurred when the driver of the Toyota Regius was trying to overtake and encroached onto the lane of the oncoming vehicle. This led to the two vehicles colliding head on. As a result of the accident, the driver of the Toyota Regius sustained serious head and neck injuries and died on the spot while the Toyota Hilux driver suffered head injuries and was taken to Mater Dei Hospital where he is admitted,” said Chief Insp Simango.
“Five passengers from both vehicles sustained injuries on their heads, backs and sustained bruises all over their bodies and were ferried to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for treatment.”