Fungisai appears in court over accident

HARARE - Gospel musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave was hauled before the courts yesterday for allegedly causing a road accident that damaged three cars.

The popular musician appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura charged with contravening section 52(2) of the Road Traffic Act for negligent driving.

Zvakavapano-Mashavave is a holder of a valid Zimbabwean driver’s licence class four and five.

Prosecutor Farirai Nyamutowa alleged that on July 27, around 1pm, Zvakavapano-Mashavave was driving a Mercedes Benz occupying the inner lane along Leopold Takawira Road, driving in the northern direction towards Avondale.

The court heard that Zvakavapano-Mashavave was following too close to a Toyota Corolla that was being driven by Kapuranyika Onias.

She allegedly failed to keep a proper look out and made an overtaking error, hitting a Toyota Wish that was being driven by Kudakwashe Makwara occupying the outer lane.

At that moment, the court heard, Zvakavapano Mashavave lost control of her car, hitting Kapuranyika’s motor vehicle on the rear left side.

It was alleged that another motorist Zimbiru Patrick who was driving a Subaru Forester subsequently rammed into Zvakavapano-Mashavave’s car.

The court heard that Zvakavapano-Mashavave’s car sustained damages on the left passenger door, rear view mirror, fender, rail, and front bumper. Makwara sustained injuries and his car was damaged on the bumper, headlights, indicator lens, dislodged right front wheel while Zimbiri’s was dented on the left front bumper.

According to the State, Zvakavapano-Mashavave was negligent because she travelled at a speed that was excessive in the circumstances, failed to act reasonably when a collision was imminent and keep a proper look out.

It was further alleged that Zvakavapano-Mashavave was negligent by following too closely to a motor vehicle that was in front of her.

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One man for him self but God for us all .

Omion tigere - 19 September 2017

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