A Harare driver who in a hit and run killed socialite and businessman Shingi Mukandi who was on the run for close to a year after his appeal was dismissed by the High Court was on Friday arrested at Robert Mugabe airport and he will spend 3 years in jail, The Herald reports.
Alfred Machipisa was convicted of culpable homicide and failure to stop and help the deceased and he was out on bail as he was appealing his conviction. However, his appeal was dismissed by the High Court and Machipisa reportedly fled to South Africa when a warrant of his arrest was issued.
In the trial that saw Machipisa being convicted for culpable homicide and three counts of contravening the Road Traffic Act, in which he failed to stop, call the police and render assistance, the state had successfully proved that:
Machipisa failed to exercise due caution before and after the accident that saw Mukandi’s body landing 50m from the point of impact while his motorbike landed 153m away.
He was then sentenced to 48 months in prison before 12 months were suspended on condition that he does not commit a similar offence in the next five years and he will now serve 3 years in jail.
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