5 December 2012

Zimbabwe: MDC-T Driver Fined for Culpable Homicide

A 62-year-old MDC-T driver was recently fined US$200 or six months in prison for culpable homicide when he appeared before a Marondera court. Stanford Bote was found guilty of contravening Section 47 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9; 23, which deals with culpable homicide when he appeared before Marondera magistrate Ms Tendai Muchina. Prosecutor Ms Ziveyi Hungwe proved that on October 14, Bote of Number 14, 21st Crescent, Warren Park 1 in Harare and employed as a driver for MDC-T, was driving a Toyota Acer pick-up. The vehicle was carrying the party's supporters who were coming from a memorial service in Mahusekwa.

As he was turning at Mahusekwa business centre, one of the passengers, the now deceased, Chenjerai Mahachi of Mahusekwa Village stood up in the back of the truck and lost balance.

He fell off the moving vehicle, which then crushed him with its rear wheels.

The deceased sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Madamombe Clinic where he was referred to Parirenyatwa Hospital.

He died two days later.

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