Arrest warrant for Stunner

HARARE - Flamboyant urban grooves artiste Desmond Chideme — popularly known as Stunner — is wanted after he was yesterday issued with an arrest warrant following his failure to appear in court for trial on allegations of negligently driving into four parked vehicles.

Chideme, 36, was supposed to appear before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta on charges of driving without a licence and negligent driving.

Sabarauta issued a warrant of arrest against Chideme after the court orderly had failed to locate him at the premises.

The complainant is the State.

Chideme is not a holder of a driver’s licence.

Prosecutor Devotion Nyagano alleged that on June 20 this year around 3pm Chideme drove a Toyota Lexus, registration number ADG 3577 along Jason Moyo Avenue fully aware that he is not a holder of a driver’s licence issued in terms of the Act in respect of such a motor vehicle.

While driving along that road, Chideme lost control of his car and it veered off to the right side and hit four cars that were parked in a bay.

The vehicles were identified as VW Golf, ADP 4099, Toyota Rav 4 ADR 1098, Toyota Tercel ABR 3561 and Toyota Hilux ADL 6689.

According to court records, all the vehicles sustained serious damages after the accident.

As a result of the impact, the fifth party’s vehicle hit Douglas Sachikonye who was on the pavement and sustained a fracture on the pelvis.

It was further alleged that Norest Murugweni also sustained minor injuries.

The court heard that Chideme’s car finally stopped after hitting a precast wall at Old Mutual building and extensive damages were sustained.

The State alleges that Chideme was negligent for travelling at a speed that was excessive in the circumstances, failing to stop or react reasonably when a collision seemed imminent.

It is also alleged that Chideme failed to keep a proper look out and maintain his vehicle under control.

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