Seven people have died and 16 others injured when a Toyota Sprinter they were travelling in burst a tyre and veered off the road at the 173-kilometre peg along the Harare/Bulawayo highway, near ZRP Battlefields Camp.
The victims are said to be Dynamos fans from Harare who were on their way to Gweru for a match that played between the Glamour Boys and Chapungu at Ascot stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and urged motorists to stop using worn out tyres and speeding to avoid road carnages.
Four of the injured were taken to Kadoma hospital while the rest were taken to Kwekwe General Hospital.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane has consoled the families of the Dynamos supporters who perished in the accident.
In a statement to ZBC News, Hlongwane said he is shocked by the loss of lives and sympathises with the supporters’ families during this very difficult time.