Chikwawa Court Fines Zimbabwean for Causing Death
The Chikwawa Magistrate’s Court has slapped a Zimbabwean, Tinashe Sharen 28, with a K1 million fine for causing death of an 11-year boy.
The court convicted and fined Sharen yesterday, Monday.
The court through state prosecutor, Sub Inspector Danford Otala of Chikwawa Police Station heard that Sharen committed the offence on September 8, 2023
He was driving an uninsured motor vehicle registration number AFN 0396 Toyota Hilux from the direction of Maseya enroute to Dyeratu Trading Centre.
Upon arrival at Kasinthula Mosque due to over speeding he hit a pedal cyclist along with a passenger Alexander Masina, 11, of Salumeji village under Traditional Authority Katunga in Chikwawa, who died on the spot.
He pleaded guilty on two counts of operating a motor vehicle with an expired insurance and causing death by reckless driving.
Sub Inspector Danford Otala in his submission, prayed for a reasonable sentence taking into account the consequences of driving expired insurance vehicle.
Sharen pleaded for leniency citing being a first offender and he further asked for a fine instead of custodial sentence.
First Grade Magistrate Joram Zebron fined the driver K500,000 for the first count of causing death by reckless driving in default 15 months Imprisonment.
Magistrate Zebron also ordered him to pay a fine of K500,000 for driving uninsured motor vehicle in default to 13 months Imprisonment.
The Zimbabwean has paid the fines.
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