In a rather tragic development, a student from St George’s College in Harare died on Wednesday evening in a tragic car accident
The student who was the deputy head boy of St George’s College and an Upper Sixth pupil at the school was reportedly involved in a tragic car accident after the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a Koala Park Abattoir truck.
According to H-Metro, the horrific accident happened along Harare Drive in Mt Pleasant.
Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy, however, the student who perished in the car accident has since been identified as Ashley Musendekwa. He was described as an A Student.
Ashley Musendekwa was reportedly coming from school after he had just finished writing one of his final exams.
Reports suggest that Ashley may have been involved in a reckless driving incident, racing and speeding prior to the collision.
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The news of this accident has elicited a strong response on social media, with many individuals taking to various platforms to express their condolences and sympathies to the grieving parents who have lost their child in such a devastating manner.
On the other hand, some social media users have raised questions about the responsibility of parents in providing young students with cars.
Check out some of the reactions;
Passed through the accident scene soon after it happened, very tragic. The engine had been ripped out of the car. MHSRIP
Hopefully the truck driver who was injured will recover.
So sad May their souls rest in peace. Some form four and form six students become too excited about finishing their studies that they misbehave and perform badly resulting in such incidences..
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Sad very sad my condolences and my heart and thoughts are with the relatives parents and guardians and the school children MTDSRIEP.
Some of your kids are not yet mature for driving. We know you can afford to buy tgem or give them cars but check maturity first.
Tragic. As parents we are to blame and totally irresponsible. Yes, if u have the money it’s within your right, but do we consider all factors that our kids are fit and proper ? We make reckless decisions at the alter of expedience and vanity. We need to introspect. MDSRIEP