UNLICENCED STUNNER PUNISHED
11 October 2016
. . . rapper to perform community service
FLAMBOYANT rapper Desmond “Stunner” Chideme will perform 210 hours of unpaid work as punishment for negligently driving his Lexus and ploughing into four cars, injuring two people in the process.
Stunner, who will perform his punishment at Greendale District Office, was also slapped with a US$150 fine for driving without a driver’s licence.
He risks being jailed for three months if he fails to perform the community service.
In sentencing Stunner, magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta said the 36-year-old rapper was supposed to lead by example since he is an influential member of the society.
“He is a family man and bread winner therefore incarcerating him would be a harsh sentence.
“However, people who drive without a valid driver’s licences should be accountable for their actions.
“Driving without valid driver’s licence is leading to many road carnages.
“In this offence, accused was traveLling at high speed, an indication of negligence.
“At all times celebrities should strive to abide by the law,” said magistrate Sabarauta.
Stunner admitted to the charges when he initially appeared in court and begged for leniency.
Circumstances leading to Stunner’s arrest are that on June 20 this year at around 3pm, he was driving his Toyota Lexus (registration number ADG 3577) along Jason Moyo Avenue when he lost control of his car.
His car then veered off the road and hit a VW Golf ADP4099, Toyota RAV4-ADR 1098, Toyota Tercel ABR 3561 and Toyota Hilux ADL 6689 which were parked.
Stunner then hit Douglas Sachikonye, who sustained a fractured pelvis and Norest Murungweni, who also sustained some minor injuries.
The court heard that Stunner’s car went on to rest on an Old Mutual building.
Stunner was said to be driving at excessive speed and failed to stop or act reasonably when a collision was seemingly imminent.
He also failed to keep his vehicle under control and keep a proper look-out.