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At least six Members of Parliament have been involved in road accidents across the country in their top-of-the-range Ford Ranger vehicles barely weeks after they were delivered, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.

The legislators were among beneficiaries of the brand new all-terrain vehicles under the Parliamentary Vehicle Loan Scheme, through a deal hammered with Croco Motors at a cost of about US$10 million.

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Obert Mpofu told a meeting of driving school owners in Bulawayo that he was notified of the accidents by an insurance company charged with insuring the vehicles that started being released to the lawmakers last month.

“I was registering insurance for my vehicle for Parliament in Harare yesterday,” he said. “The insurance company told me that already more than six members have been involved in accidents with the vehicles after collection.

“A vehicle belonging to one Member of Parliament from Lupane overturned and rolled several times near Insuza when she was from collecting it from the showroom.”

Dr Mpofu did not disclose names of the other lawmakers involved in the accidents.

MPs started collecting the vehicles at the beginning of June which would be paid through their allowances.

Source : The Herald