An unlicensed 49-year-old man who drove a Hwenje Tours Bus from Harare to Mayo in Rusape has been barred from driving busses for the rest of his life.
Bugner Mafukidze was sentenced to an effective two-year jail sentence by local Magistrate Obedience Matare.
The magistrate also barred Mafukidze from driving any other vehicle for the next six months.
Mafukidze pleaded guilty and in mitigation, he said that he drove the bus after the driver fell sick along the way.
Prosecuting, Oripa Sagandira said that on 20 June 2022, Mafukidze was driving a public service vehicle, a Hwenje Bus Tours, with 40 passengers on board.
He approached a roadblock where he was stopped by police officers who asked for his driver’s license.
Mafukidze told the cops that he did not have a driver’s license and was arrested.
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