AN 18-year-old unlicensed driver was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison after he ran over and caused the death of a nine-year-old at Fourth Street Rank.
Archford Chikoto, 18, was being charged for driving without a driver’s licence and culpable homicide.
The State led by Carol Mutimusakwa proved that on December 30 last year at around 5:30 pm, at Fourth Street Rank, Chikoto negligently drove a passenger public service vehicle with one passenger aboard and the now deceased, a nine-year-old girl, was waiting for transport to go home.
The court heard that due to excessive speed, he failed to keep the vehicle under proper control and hit the deceased and her sister against the terminus bars causing serious injuries and didn’t stop after the accident.
Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko sentenced him to four years in prison and prohibited him from holding class 1 and 2 drivers licences for life.