An un-licenced police officer has been convicted and fined for negligent driving after he lost control of his speeding vehicle and rammed into a traditional leader’s car.
Nomatter Enock (35), who is at ZRP Camps and Hostels, Chinhoyi, recently appeared before magistrate Langton Ndokera facing two counts of violating the Road Traffic Act chapter 13:11, relating to driving negligently and driving without a valid driver’s licence.
The complainant is the State representing Chief Zvimba, born Stanley Wurayayi Mhondoro.
NewZimbabwe.com reports that on the first count, Enock was slapped with a ZW$40 000 fine or 40 days imprisonment.
The police officer was also prohibited from driving any class of motor vehicle within the next 24 months.
On the second count, the accused person was ordered to deposit a $30 000 fine or alternatively spend 30 days in jail.
The State alleged that on September 13, 2020, at around 7:15 pm, Enock was driving a Mazda B25 registration number ACM6016 along the Harare-Chirundu highway towards Chinhoyi.
The court heard that upon approaching the 102-kilometre peg along the said road, the cop lost control of his vehicle and encroached into the right lane of an oncoming Isuzu KB250 being driven by Chief Zvimba.
Enock who was driving at a very high speed failed to navigate the car.
No one was injured in the accident. Both cars sustained moderate damage.