Police were as of on Saturday still gathering details about the cause of a road accident involving Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Gift Trapence alongside his family.
The accident occurred along Zalewa Road as Trapence, his wife and their 12-year-old son were travelling to Blantyre.
Southern Region Police spokesperson Ramsey Mushani said in a telephone interview that he was yet to be furnished with more details by officers at Chileka Police Unit.
Said Mushani: “I don’t have much details, apart from what I have seen on social media, but I’m trying to get in touch with the traffic officers who rushed to the scene, but being a weekend, it is a bit difficult.”
Explaining the ordeal to Nation on Sunday, Trapence said it was his wife driving the car which overturned three times as she tried to overtake a motorcyclist who did not give way despite hooting several times.
“As she was overtaking the motorcyclist, the vehicle ended up hitting the side of the motorcycle and she lost control, ending up with the vehicle swerving to the side and started rolling.”
Asked on his condition and indicated that his wife was complaining of neck pains while the son was experiencing back pains.that of his family, Trapence
The HRDC chairperson added that he was having pains in the shoulder and was receiving treatment at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre at the time of the interview.
Meanwhile, it is not clear if a meeting between HRDC members and Minister of Health Jappie Mhango as well as Minister of Information Mark Botomani, which was scheduled for tomorrow, will take place.
The meeting, which has been called by Mhango, is aimed at ironing out thorny issues bordering on alleged pocketing of Covid -19 allowances by the two Cabinet ministers.