Chinoz incentive pays off

31 December 2017

Ho. Joseph Chinotimba
Hon. Joseph Chinotimba

Joseph Chinotimba’s US$300 incentive for anyone with information leading to the arrest of an unlicensed kombi driver who had fled after knocking and killing his employee paid dividends after the ‘killer teenager’ was arrested.

His promised reward led to the identification and subsequent arrest of Terrence Chikwanha who had knocked down and killed Hon Chinotimba’s long serving employee, Eunice Kabvura, who was waiting for transport at Simon Mazorodze flyover in Harare.

The accident occurred on December 10 last year.

Terrence Chikwanha
Terrence Chikwanha

But Chikwanha fled from the scene and vanished into thin air which prompted Hon Chinotimba to offer an incentive to anyone who had the 18-year-old’s whereabouts.

Chikwanha was yesterday taken to Harare magistrates’ court facing four counts of violating the Traffic Act.

He was being charged with culpable homicide, negligence driving, failure to report an accident and driving without a driver’s licence.

Chikwanha admitted to the charges when he appeared before magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who remanded him in custody to today for plea recording.

Prosecutor Farirai Undenge had it that on December 10 last year Eunice Kabvura was waiting for transport near the Simon Mazorodze Flyover.

On the same day, Chikwanha was also driving a Nissan Caravan along Charter Road due West.

Reports are that Chikwanha then knocked down and killed Kabvura.

He is said to have briefly stopped at the scene and went to see the injured pedestrian but went back into his kombi and drove off.

The court heard that Chikwanha was driving at an excessive speed and failed to stop when he saw that an accident was imminent.

Accusations are that Chikwanha failed to control his kombi resulting in the accident.

Chikwanha is expected to appear in court today for his plea recording.