A Good Samaritan yesterday retrieved over US$100 000 and three pistols which he handed over to a security company whose cash-in-transit vehicle had been involved in a fatal accident near Lupane.
Three Safeguard officials were transporting the money from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree while trying to avoid hitting some cattle. One of the guards died on the spot while two others were seriously injured.
One of the injured was rushed to St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane while the other was ferried to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for treatment.
A security source said over US$100 000 was being transported to Bulawayo when the accident occurred.
The money could have easily fallen into wrong hands, but Mr Mlondolozi Mpofu, who witnessed the accident while driving to work to Hwange, stopped and retrieved the cash and weapons. Mr Mpofu first helped those who were trapped in the security company’s vehicle.