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Zambian dies in car accident in South Africa

A 37-YEAR old Zambian national has died in a road traffic accident in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kenneth Sibanda, holder of passport number ZN625802 died on the spot along N3 highway near Malboro in Johannesburg after the car he was toiling to a garage was rammed into from behind.

According to the information given to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, Sibanda was hit by a car which came from behind when he tried to hook the toil bar to the vehicle he was toiling.

In a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission to South Africa Naomi Nyawali, another person sustained life threatening injuries in the same accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Nyawali said the deceased’s body was taken to Hilbrow mortuary in Johannesburg awaiting further police investigations and repatriation to Zambia

Meanwhile Nyawali said the mission has established that the deceased was a truck driver working for a known South African trucking company based in Congo DR and was on duty when he met his fate.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed shock over the death of Mr Sibanda and further wished the bereaved family God Strength during this difficult moment.

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