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Zimbabwe man demands US$500,000 for wife’s death from King Lion Bus Company

Man demands $500,000 for wife’s death from King Lion Bus Company

A Masvingo man is demanding over $500 000 from King Lion Bus Company following the death of his wife in the Nyamakate bus disaster in June.Mr Isaac Madungwe was married to the late Tendai Madungwe and the couple had five children. Tendai, a nurse by profession, doubled as a cross-border trader.

She was among 43 people who died on the spot in the horrific accident involving the Lusaka-bound King Lion bus along the Harare-Chirundu Highway. Mr Madungwe has engaged Mr Charles Ndlovu of Ndlovu and Hwacha Legal Practitioners to act for the family.

He is seeking $549 974 from King Lion for loss of support for the family. In the letter dated July 13, Mr Ndlovu accused the company’s bus driver of causing the accident which claimed Madungwe’s wife.

According to the letter, the driver was negligent in that he was speeding, the bus was overloaded, failed to keep the bus under control and failed to act reasonably when the accident was imminent.

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