Simon Khaya Moyo Sues Motorist For $35 000

Energy and Power Development Minister Simon Khaya Moyo through the Civil Division in the Attorney-General’s Office is suing Stanley Bareto for more than $35 000 for causing a road traffic accident which resulted in damages to a car belonging to his Ministry.

In summons filed at the Bulawayo High Court, Khaya Moyo accuses Bareto of reckless and negligent driving which resulted in a head-on collision with a car belonging to the Ministry of Energy and Power Development. The accident occurred last year in October at the 20km peg along the Bulawayo-Harare road. Khaya Moyo says the accident was solely Bareto’s fault as he failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to apply his brakes on time. He adds that Bareto drove his motor vehicle at an excessive speed under the prevailing circumstances.

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Khaya Moyo adds that the car belonging to the ministry was extensively damaged on the left wheel, front bumper, bonnet, left fender and head lamp. He said his ministry suffered damages in the sum of $35 725,35 being the cost of repairing the car. Khaya Moyo also wants Bareto to pay legal costs incurred as a result of the lawsuit.

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Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and it is 439km from the capital, Harare, 111 km from the Botswana border, and on the line of rail via Victoria Falls to Zambia and the copperbelt. Its location was the home of the last Matabele (Ndebele) king,... Read More About Bulawayo

The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court

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