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Lawyer knocks down pedestrian

By Nyore Madzianike / Published on Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 18:16 PM / No Comments / 796 views

7 July 2016

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A HARARE lawyer appeared in court facing accusations of knocking and injuring a senior female citizen along Mutare Road.


Farayi Ruzive appeared at the Harare magistrates’ court charged with negligent driving.

Ruzive, who is a licensed driver, is standing accused knocking and injuring Miriam Palas aged 77.

He denied the charges when he appeared before magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta.

“On or about 19th of November 2015 at around 1000hrs accused was driving his Toyota Sprinter Reg. No.ADN 9396 to Marondera along Mutare Road at a speed of between 50-55km/hr.

“The complainant suddenly appeared from the right side which was the inner lane without even looking out for vehicles before crossing the road.

“As accused was driving in the inner lane, the complainant was obstructed from his right by traffic in the inner lane.

“Suddenly noticing the complainant accused swerved his car to the left side of the road in trying to avoid an accident which was imminent.

“In the process complainant then bumped into the right of the fender and the driver door. Had it not been that accused is a good driver, he could have hit the complainant and killed her on the spot,” he said in his defence.

The State led by Devoted Gwashavanhu-Nyagano had it that on November 9 last year at around 10am Ruzive was driving his car along Mutare Road when the 77-year-old was crossing the road.

Ruzive is said to have hit her resulting in her sustaining a fractured foot.

The accident was taken to the police ending up with Ruzive being taken to court.

He is expected to return to court on July 19 for trial continuation.

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