Two children aged 12 and 8 years have lost their lives in a road accident after a vehicle driven by their mother plunged into a ditch near Nyumba Yanga area in Lusaka.
Their mother, Makhosazana Dlamini Haanzele lost control of her Suzuki Grant Vatara Reg ALC 2482 as she was chasing after her husband Frank Haanzele whom she suspected was carrying a girlfriend.
The accident occurred around 20 Hours on Friday 28th June at the junction of Leopards Hill and Godfery Chitalu road.
The kids, Michelo (8) and Jolezya (12) who were passengers died while the husband’ s brother and the wife are injured and admitted in UTH.
Police Acting Spokesperson Charity Chanda confirmed the accident and said the vehicle overturned due to excessive speed.
Ms Chanda said the accident happened when the woman,Makhosazana Dlamin Haanzele who was driving a Suzuki Grant Vitara registration number ALC 2482 was with her three children and her brother-in law when the accident occurred.
“Makhosazana who was with her three children and brother-in-law in her car decided to pursue her husband’s vehicle and in the process lost control of the car due to excessive speeding and over-turned. Two of her children died,” Ms Chanda said.
She said the bodies of the deceased are at the UTH mortuary.
Makhosazana who is said to be in a state of shock and one of her surviving child are admitted to University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
By press time, Makhosazana who had not been informed of her children’s tragic passing had not been visited in hospital by her husband