Man jailed for crashing into Chiwenga's motorcade

Man jailed for crashing into Chiwenga's motorcade
Published: 18 October 2018 (148 Views)
A 30-year-old commuter omnibus driver whose vehicle collided with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's motorcade was yesterday sentenced to an effective two-and-a-half years in prison.

Silent Hungwe was found guilty by Harare magistrate Ms Barbra Mateku. Ms Mateku ruled that the defence, which was provided by Hungwe in court did not suffice. She said the brake failure, which Hungwe claimed had happened suddenly leading to the crash, had been proven by State witnesses to have been an ongoing problem.

"The accused (Hungwe) has been found guilty of the crime as he failed to perform the required pre-vehicle checks before he drove his vehicle. This is something he would have known had he been taught during the driver's licence lessons as required before one drives.

"Therefore he has been found guilty and I sentence him to an effective 12 months in prison for driving without a licence and he is also not allowed to drive any car in the same class with commuter omnibuses for the rest of his life. "For the accident, I sentence him to 18 months in prison and these sentences are to be served consecutively," she said.

Prosecuting Mr Isheanesu Mhiti had told the court that on August 24, Hungwe failed to control his vehicle along Borrowdale Road and hit Vice President Chiwenga's vehicle on the side. No one was injured, but the vehicles were damaged.

- the herald

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Knox Mutizwa wins August Goal of the Month award

by kickoff | 05 November 2018 | 652 Views

BREAKING: Gandawa on the run

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1278 Views

Econet cannot distribute Kwese TV content to Zimbabwean viewers

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 972 Views

Shoot-out robbers arrested

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1022 Views

Mnangagwa ally warns economic saboteurs

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 996 Views

Chamisa mobilises supporters for mass protests

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 811 Views

LISTEN: Acie Lumumba speaks on how he got paid

by Staff Reporter | 05 November 2018 | 659 Views

Dzamara speak on Zanu-PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 640 Views

Minister Raj Modi Modi donates salary

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 519 Views

'I am a Trillionaire' Magaya says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 872 Views

Supermarkets to be blacklisted over cooking oil

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 557 Views

UK army to recruit from Commonwealth

by BBC | 05 November 2018 | 577 Views

Magaya opens up on arrest

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 573 Views

Kambarami is still 'Deputy Mayor'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 453 Views

'Import ban must not go beyond December 21'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 535 Views

Prophet Magaya puts fresh spin to arrest

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 535 Views

Chamisa's sign language interpreters get thumps up

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 511 Views

Mnangagwa to review Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax again

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 505 Views

Lumumba to be probed by ZAAC?

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 366 Views

Dzamara speak on ZANU PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 330 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Minister of Finance Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 514 Views

Chiwenga's ex-wife looted millions

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 844 Views

We are our own worst enemies

by Mapozho Saruchera | 05 November 2018 | 568 Views

Mnangagwa to deal with unexplained wealth and bank deposits

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 552 Views

WATCH: Chiwenga talks about Prophet Walter Magaya's lipstick

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 528 Views

Lumumba Saga takes new twist....War vets bay for Mutsvangwa's blood

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 614 Views

Chamisa demands Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 497 Views

Zimbabwean teachers miss out on New Zealand opportunity

by Staff Writer | 05 November 2018 | 442 Views

Zimbabwe to introduce e-provisional driver's exams

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 476 Views

Zimbabwe to supply water to South Africa

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 476 Views

Mnangagwa claims that 'good times will soon roll'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 459 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Hon. Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 513 Views

Chiyangwa appoint Karikoga Kaseke

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 456 Views

ZCTU demo: Ruling today

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 409 Views

Missing cop found dead

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 525 Views

Tagwirei marries long-time girlfriend

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 811 Views

Zimbabwe relaxes maternity leave entitlement

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 487 Views

Zimbabwe to receive drugs, ambulances from India

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 411 Views