Unlicensed kombi driver hits cops

HARARE - An unlicensed commuter omnibus driver hit two police officers while evading a roadblock, before pelting a police vehicle with stones, a Harare magistrate heard yesterday.

Abraham Moyana, 23, has been charged with failure to comply with police instructions, two counts of attempted murder, malicious damage to property and driving without a licence.

According to State papers, the complainants are police officers Emmanuel Mapira, Prince Mupangavanhu and chief superintendent Matsika.

The court heard that the incident took place on July 30,  when the police officers were manning a roadblock along Chiremba Road in Harare.

It is alleged that the police officers ordered Moyana, who was driving a Nissan Caravan to stop, but he defied the order.

According to State papers, Moyana slowed down, before accelerating, hitting Mapira as he sped off.

Matsika, who is the officer commanding Chitungwiza district, then ordered Mupangavanhu and another police officer only identified as Muguti to get into his Ford Ranger and chase Moyana.

Moyana allegedly drove towards Epworth and when he arrived at Solani Shops, he reached a dead end.

As he reversed, the court heard, he hit Mupangavanhu, before driving off and parking his car near Solani Shops.

The police officers tracked down Moyana.

It is alleged that Moyana and his alleged accomplices, who are still at large, disembarked from the Nissan Caravan and began throwing stones at the Ford Ranger, smashing the rear windscreen and damaging the left door.

Moyana and his accomplices fled from the scene, after causing damage valued at $1 097, 75, the court was told.

Police officers checked with the Central Vehicle Registry, where they managed to identify the owner of the car that was being driven by Moyana, leading to his arrest.

Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe remanded Moyana in custody to September 11, for trial.

Comments (7)

its very surprising that the officer commanding Chitungwiza district was in Chiremba achiiteyi? haasiriwo ma fake roadblock ari kuitwa zvisinga zivikanwi, though i condemn such kind of behaviour for the driver.

omega - 19 August 2014

Mwana achafira mujeri uyu!

Johno - 19 August 2014

i wonder what was a high ranking police officer doing at a road block? ibasa rewapfana iri maconstable ne surgent

notley - 19 August 2014

Even the idea yekutandandanisa did it benefit anything apart from smashing the Ford Ranger.Police have been advised against giving chase.And as proven in this case, just to take the number of the car and follow up with CVR.The 'big' officer from Chitungwiza should repair the Ford Ranger on his own. and to the juniors..dont just take orders from the seniors, use common sense.

Ngwenayasvinura - 20 August 2014

Even the idea yekutandandanisa did it benefit anything apart from smashing the Ford Ranger.Police have been advised against giving chase.And as proven in this case, just to take the number of the car and follow up with CVR.The 'big' officer from Chitungwiza should repair the Ford Ranger on his own. and to the juniors..dont just take orders from the seniors, use common sense.

Ngwenayasvinura - 20 August 2014

chief superintendent...Pa Road Block...?

Bhaz - 20 August 2014

nhai im surprised with the comments that appear from many of you. it is now as if the police are wrong for trying to enforce the law. 1. the driver was not licensed 2. he resisted arrest 3. he acted violently. who was manning the roadblock doesnt really matter. what if he was juist there at that particular time for one or two things. DO NOT BE IN THE HABBIT OF TAKING THE SIDE OF THIEVES AND LAW BREAKERS- THE NEXT VICTIM WILL BE YOU! Yesterday i saw a kombi evading city council asiri kana kutombomhanyiswa, kwaakudhumha munhu akaramba achimhanya achitoenda. saka be keful what you stand in support of.... vanhu vemakombi are rowdy undisciplined and extremely dangerous zvekti dai pawanikwa alternatives. munhu anotsika accelerater akananga munhu mu city centre pa peak hour .... pliz taurai zvinhu zviri rt

sam - 20 August 2014

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