Zimbabwe First Lady involved in fatal car crash

Auxillia Mnangagwa

HARARE – Zimbabwean First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has been involved in a fatal car accident, according to information trickling in through sources.

A security aide to First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s convoy died in a car crash Friday while four other security details were left seriously injured.

The First Lady is reported to be safe.

However, Nick Mangwana, the Information Ministry secretary said he was not aware of the accident.

“I am not aware of that incident so I cannot confirm, I am in the dark,” Mangwana said on Friday.

According to sources, the accident happened in Muzarabani district in Mashonaland Central province where Mnangagwa was on her way to donate groceries to vulnerable villagers in the district through her charity organisation Angels of Hope.

The Toyota Hilux with the aides is reported to have veered off the road at Mavhuradonha Mountain Range and rolled down a steep, rocky embankment before coming to a stop against a tree.

An Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopter came to airlift the injured to Harare. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Zimbabwe last month, the First Lady has been travelling across the country donating goods to vulnerable families.

Auxilia Mnangagwa is the wife of the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa. She is the former house of assembly member of Chirumhanzu Zibagwe, a seat she gave up after she became the first lady. 

In July 2019, an alleged phone conversation between Auxilia Mnangagwa and army officer Colonel Samson Murombo was leaked online. In the conversation, Auxilia Mnangagwa accuses Murombo of spying on her in a bid to get to her husband, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Auxilia also accuses Murombo of trying to kill her and suggests that if their target is Mnangagwa, they deal directly with him instead of harming her.

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