Man in trouble because he has hit Chiwenga's column



HARARE – An unlicensed kombi-driver is in trouble after he reportedly hit a car that was part of the vice-chairman Constantino Chiwenga's column last Friday.

Silent Hungwe appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa for violating the Road Traffic Act by driving without a license and negligent driving behavior.

He was deprived of the bail and taken into pre-trial detention until 4 September.

Public Prosecutor Linda Gadzikwa claimed that on August 24, Hungwe was driving along Borrowdale Road at Kingsmead's intersection and commencing a commuter omnibus blocking cars that had blocked the road that paved the way for Chiwenga's motorcade.

Hungwe went on and hit one of the column vehicles on the right rear.

He was immediately arrested.

In another case that was dealt with by the same court, Joseph Chakanetsa (28) was jailed for two years for intercepting the car race of former President Robert Mugabe.

Chakanetsa hurried away after realizing that he drove into Mugabe's car race but claimed in court that he was overwhelmed with fear.

The court heard that Chakanetsa drove his truck through red traffic lights and against oncoming traffic.

It was proven that he never stopped at intersections until the police had overtaken him in Rugare.

However, Chakanetsa told the court that it was customary for someone driving such a heavy vehicle to hear the sound of the siren because of the noise produced by the truck.

He said that when he realized that Mugabe was over, he could not stop immediately because it would endanger him and other motorists.


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