WARRIORS and Dynamos defender Partson Jaure is recovering in hospital after suffering head injuries in a ghastly car accident in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The accident, which occurred near Prince Edward School in Harare, left the 29-year-old severely injured and he is currently admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.
Pictures from the accident scene show Jaure’s badly-damaged Toyota hatchback wedged between a tree and a palisade fence.
The vehicle was extensively damaged on both the driver’s and passenger’s sides while the roof and the windscreen are smashed.
Some sick individuals were also circulating gory pictures of the blood-soaked defender on a stretcher after paramedics had arrived on the scene.
Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson Paul Nyathi told the Daily News that they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
“It’s true that Jaure was involved in an accident around 2am along Josiah Tongogara Avenue near Prince Edward School.
“It’s not clear where he was coming from or where he was going but what is clear is that his car veered off the road and hit a tree.
“He is still in the hospital and is said to have sustained serious head injuries. We are still investigating the cause of the accident.”
Dynamos chairperson Isaiah Mupfurutsa, who was one of the first people to visit the player at the hospital, told the
Daily News that the defender was due to be assessed by specialists to get the full extent of the injuries.
“He is in a stable condition but he is injured,” Mupfurutsa told the Daily News.
“We are waiting for the doctors’ feedback. There are specialists who are supposed to attend to him to get the full extent of the injuries.
“The injuries are more on the face and on the head. We are not yet aware as to what led to the accident but he was alone when the accident occurred.”
Yesterday’s accident occurred just two days after Jaure had appeared in a jovial mood during a club even on Thursday afternoon where DeMbare and their main sponsor Gold Leaf Tobacco signed a distribution agreement.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the 29-year-old defender said he was looking forward to the start of the 2020 Castle Lager Premiership season once the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak had subsided.
“We have made some good signings during this transfer window and we are working hard on the training ground.
“Last season was a disappointment for our fans so our hope this time around is to make sure we put smiles on their faces by winning games,” Jaure told the Daily News last week.
Jaure’s value to DeMbare is very immense as he symbolises the club’s rich junior development programme.
The defender was promoted into the first team by former coach Kalisto Pasuwa in 2012 after impressing on a loan spell at the now defunct LaLiga in Division One.
He rose to become the DeMbare captain and won two leagues tittles before leaving midway through the 2014 season to join South African side University of Pretoria.
He returned to Zimbabwe in 2016 but chose to join Ngezi Platinum Stars before a short stint with Zambian side Buildcon FC in 2018.
Last season, he then signed for the newly promoted side Manica Diamonds but retraced back to his roots to rejoin DeMbare at the end of last year.
Due to his experience and DeMbare roots, coach Tonderai Ndiraya did not hesitate to hand him the armband soon after he signed for the club last December.
Ever since his breakthrough season in 2012, Jaure has been a regular feature in the Warriors squad over the years.
Last year, he captained the locally-based Warriors team to qualification for the 2020 African Nations Championships (Chan) finals which were supposed to start next month before they were postponed due to the coronavirus.