SENIOR STAFF WRITER
FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was involved in another serious accident yesterday, but escaped unhurt when her vehicle overturned after being rammed into by another motorist along the Harare-Bindura highway, the Daily News reports.
Presidential spokesperson George Charamba confirmed yesterday’s accident to the Daily News last night, saying this had allegedly been caused by a driver who panicked upon meeting the first lady’s convoy, resulting in him ramming into her vehicle, causing it to overturn.
“Yes there was a traffic incident in the morning where a motorist panicked upon seeing the first lady’s convoy … and he rammed into the First Lady’s vehicle on the driver’s side.“There were no injuries even though the car was damaged. The First Lady is fine and so is her driver,” he said.
Charamba also dismissed social media speculation that gunshots had been fired at the accident scene — telling the Daily News that “nothing of that sort took place during or after the crash”.
“They were doing between 20km/hour and 40 km/hour. The gap between their car and the first lady was about 500 metres.
“When they tried to speed up a little bit to narrow the gap, their car veered off the road. The driver tried to control the car and pull it back onto the road, but it rolled,” one source said then.