SUNDAY night, the music industry learnt of the death of one of its newest celebrated musicians, Daev, real name David Phiri.
According to a police statement five people died in the fatal road traffic accident which occurred September 27, 2020 at around 1400 hours along Chirundu – Kafue road at an area called red paint area.
Involved was the driver David Phiri who was severely burnt and was driving a motor vehicle Toyota Vitz registration number ALJ 7273 from direction of Chirundu to Lusaka with four passengers on board.
The other deceased persons have been identified by relatives as Tandiwe Njovu aged 20 years of Lusaka also reported to have been a student at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, Elton Sakala of Lusaka while the other female victim has not been identified yet.The accident happened when the driver lost control of the motor vehicle and carried off the road and over turned after which the motor vehicle caught fire.Shortly after the news of the accident broke, a video surfaced on social media of David being whipped into submission by his girlfriend and another while a man was filming.The video shows David being whipped on his wrists by his supposed girlfriend while the other female took over and whipped him on his back and head.Social media is awash with suggestions that the abuse could have been responsible for the accident.
Other people have asked police to investigate the matter as the evidence is all over social media.