Zimbabwean Man Picks Up US$100k At Crash Scene, Returns It to Security Company

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A Good Samaritan yesterday retrieved over US$100k and three pistols which he handed over to a security company whose cash-in-transit vehicle had been involved in a fatal accident.

Zimbabwean Man Picks Up US$100k At Crash Scene, Surrenders It to Security Company

Three Safeguard officials were transporting the money 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.

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.

“I was on my way to Hwange after the Lupane 80 sign post when I witnessed the accident. The driver was trying to avoid cattle and he lost control. He swerved left and right. I went there to save lives because l could see that the other security officer was trapped in the car while the other one was thrown out of the vehicle,” he said.

Mr Mpofu said after retrieving the trapped security officer, he realised that there was a cash box and thought of keeping it safe together with three pistols that were scattered in the bush.

Mr Mpofu said some people who later attended the scene came searching for the money as they knew that the vehicle might have been carrying a lot of money.

“However, I had already secured the money and I made sure that it was safe. That’s why I made sure that I handed it to the hands of Safeguard officers,” he said.

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Mr Mpofu said although he had chances to get away with the money since he was the first to attend the scene, he valued saving life and being honest.

Contacted for comment, Safeguard Bulawayo branch could not comment about the accident referring this publication to their Cash-in-Transit (CIT) Department.

“I heard of the accident, but I am not in a position to comment on that or give any detail because I am not authorised. However, try calling the CIT department tomorrow, they can give you finer details. Today they are out of office,” said one of the officials.

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Police spokesperson for Matabeleland North Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese could not be reached for comment.

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Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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