The deceased, including the driver, were taken to Mpilo Central Hospital Mortuary, where the injured are also receiving treatment.
This year, 123 people were injured while last year during the same holiday, 64 people were injured. There were seven fatal accidents, while last year, there were 10.
Nyathi attributed the accidents to speeding, overloading and overtaking errors.
Meanwhile, the Beitbridge Municipality has moved in to assist in the burial of seven Beitbridge residents.
Beitbridge mayor Morgan Ncube said each of the seven families of the deceased would receive $400 and those to be buried in Beitbridge would be given free municipality graves.
“We realised this is a disaster within our community and being a municipality of the people, we reached at this decision at an emergency meeting yesterday,” he said.
New information received by this newspaper revealed that of those injured one was a serving member of the Zimbabwe National Army.
The soldier, whose identity is yet to be established, was on his way to Beitbridge.
Police identified some of the Beitbridge victims as Joram Mdlongwa (30) of Chief Staudze, Bekhapi Sithole (39) of Dulivhadzimo, Cephas Chando (260 of Garikayi houses and Tafadzwa Tlou (23) of Chief Staudze.
Three bodies are yet to be identified and police are appealing to members of the public to help with the identification.
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