Traffic accidents kill 5 daily in Zimbabwe-WHO

Online Desk |  6 months ago | local

The World Health Organisation (WHO) road safety performance review report says at least five people die in road traffic accidents daily in Zimbabwe, giving the country the worst mortality rate in the SADC region.

According to the report, Zimbabwe records an estimated 665 deaths and over 10 000 injuries per year, due to road traffic accidents, with the Chivhu, Plumtree and Rusape highways, having the worst mortality rates. 

Last year Zimbabwe recorded 77 road-related deaths during the Christmas holidays, up from 67 recorded during the same period in 2020.