A driver who made headlines recently after hitting a minor in Borrowdale was yesterday fined $15 000 by a Harare magistrate.
Herbert Chakanyuka pleaded guilty to negligent driving and failure to stop at the accident scene charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Muchini.
He was fined $5 000 for failing to stop at the accident scene and another $10 000 for negligent driving.
Magistrate Muchini also ordered the endorsement of Chakanyuka’s license.
The State proved that on March 28, and at a traffic light controlled intersection on Borrowdale Road and Harare Drive, Chakanyuka negligently drove his car and hit a pedestrian who is a minor, who was standing at the intersection. He did not stop at the accident scene.
The incident was captured on CCTV and went viral on social media platforms leading to Chakanyuka’s arrest.
Caroline Mutimusakwa appeared for the State.