At least two people died and seven others are believed to be in critical condition after succumbing to pressure during a 10 km run that was a pre-requisite in job recruitment at the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) in the Harare on Tuesday, the Mail and Telegraph can reveal.
An inside source told the Mail and Telegraph that twelve people who were listed candidates for security personnel posts, fainted during the course of the 10km run around mid-day on Tuesday.
The source said the twelve were rushed to Parirenyatwa Group Of Hospitals and two of them later died.
The source said the possible causes of death includes heat, hunger and exhaustion. “The twelve were part of about 1200 people who had responded to a CAAZ job offer for positions as security guards.
“Due to the overwhelming response the recruitment exercise was delayed and the potential recruits ran in the sweltering afternoon heat.
“I am not sure if the deceased had previous health complications or they could have died of exhaustion and hunger,” revealed our source.
The CAAZ authorities could not be reached for comment on Wednesday as their phones were not reachable.