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RODGERS SURVIVES NASTY CRASH

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MBABANE – Former Minister of Tinkhundla Administration and Development Rodgers Mamba has suffered a double loss.


Fresh from losing in the Primary Elections, Mamba was involved in a nasty accident that left his vehicle damaged yesterday along Elangeni Public Road at around 4pm.


Mamba is lucky to be alive after his car was involved in the accident with two other vehicles, which were also badly damaged.
The former minister is said to have been rushed to the Manzini Clinic following the accident, while the driver of another vehicle, a Ford Ranger, which was also involved in the accident, who was identified as a Central Bank of Eswatini employee was rushed to the Mbabane Clinic.


It was reported that the driver of the third vehicle, a white Isuzu van, was taken to the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial (RFM) Hospital.


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Sergeant Nomcebo Vilakati, a traffic police officer at the Lobamba Police Station, who was found at the accident scene, said the white Isuzu van which was pulling a trailer was heading towards the Manzini direction and it is suspected that its driver lost control of it and veered into the opposite lane, hitting two vehicles that were in the Mbabane.


Vilakati said they were, however, still carrying out investigations on the exact cause of the accident as no one has been charged.
She said there were no passengers in all three vehicles and all the drivers escaped with some injuries.
According to Vilakati, the drivers of the vehicles were immediately whisked to different hospitals in the country.
Her sentiments were shared by eyewitnesses, who were found at the accident scene. Mduduzi Matsenjwa, who was herding cattle in the nearby fields across the road, was the first to arrive at the scene.
Matsenjwa said the white Isuzu which was pulling a trailer veered off the road, hitting the guard rails before it overturned. He said the Ford Ranger, which was heading to Mbabane, hit the Isuzu which had overturned on the road, while the other van which followed the Ranger also hit it from behind.
Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Phindile Vilakati also confirmed the accident.

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