VETERAN journalist Harmless Kurwa (63) died within the early hours of Sunday morning after his automobile was concerned in a head on collision with one other automobile alongside Leopold Takawira Avenue in Bulawayo.
In response to the police, Kurwa was travelling from town centre to his dwelling in Sunninghill suburb when the deadly accident occurred.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the accident which occurred at 9 pm Saturday close to Ascot Buying Centre.
“I can verify that that two vehicles, a Nissan Almera and Jaguar have been concerned in a head on collision alongside Leopold Takawira Avenue close to Ascot Buying Centre on Saturday evening. The driving force of the Nissan Almera sustained extreme accidents after he was trapped within the wreckage whereas the opposite motorist sustained minor accidents,” he mentioned.
“They have been each rushed to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) however sadly the driving force of the Nissan Almera Harmless Kurwa of Sunninghill suburb in Bulawayo died a number of hours later,”
The police spokesperson mentioned a culpable murder prices docket had been opened in opposition to the driving force of the automobile.
“The driving force of the Jaguar was rushing and failed to manage his automobile leading to him encroaching onto the lane of oncoming visitors leading to a head on. He’s being charged for culpable murder,” mentioned Ncube.
On the time of his dying, Kurwa was the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) Bulawayo provincial adjudicator.
Kurwa labored for The Chronicle, Each day Information and the now defunct Motto journal.
VMCZ board member and an in depth pal to the deceased Tapfuma Machakaire described Kurwa as an unwavering journalist.
“I labored with Kurwa at The Chronicle within the Eighties for a very long time. He was one of many old fashioned journalists who have been thorough in no matter they have been doing. He was additionally a simple man who beloved his career,” mentioned Machakaire.