PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has issued a statement on the Mutare highway accident of 24 December which left five passengers dead and at least 25 hospitalised.
“I was struck by the outstanding bravery of one of our citizens, Sirizani Butau who defied personal safety to rescue with the rescue effort, in the processes sustaining several burns and injuries,” said the President in a condolence message.
“Let me take this opportunity to appreciate Sirizani Butau who saved people from the Mutare Accident. As government we will honour him for his selfless sacrifice,” the President said in another statement published on his official Twitter page.
Many Zimbabweans and even foreigners have praised Butau for his courage and kind heart which left him with third-degree burns while rescuing trapped passengers.