Motorist sues council for throwing spikes

Nyasha Kavhukatema, has sued Mutare City Concil for $400 following the deflation and puncture of his vehicle tyres by spike-throwing municipal police officers on September 25 this year. Kavhukatema who is being represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), cited Mutare City Council, town clerk Joshua Maligwa and a municipal police officer only identified as Musarurwa as the respondents.

Mutare City Council was served with summons last Friday and given 7 days to respond. Part of Kavhukatema’s claim reads:

The vehicle ACV8618 was towed and placed under the custody of City of Mutare. The vehicle was unconditionally released after lawyers wrote a letter of demand and the plaintiff had reported the matter to the police, who preferred the charge of malicious damage to property.

As a result of the random and negligent administration of the tyre-deflation device, spike, the plaintiff’s vehicle was damaged on the rear fender and rear bumper and needed the services of panel beaters, the cost of repairing the damages is $386.

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Mutare is the name of Zimbabwe's third largest city after Harare and Bulawayo. Popularliry referred to in Zimbabwe as Kumakomoyo, this word depicts the city’s mountainous terrain giving it a unique distinction which makes it different from the rest of other cities in the country.... Read More About Mutare


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