Tsvangirai accident driver fined

chinoonaHARARE The driver of truck that was involved in the accident last March that killed Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirais wife, Susan, last week escaped jail after he was sentenced to six months imprisonment or pay a fine of US$200. (Pictured: Chinoona Mwanda)


The driver, 35-year old Chinoona Mwanda, opted to pay the fine. He was found guilty of culpable homicide and slapped with a US$200 fine or face imprisonment for six months. He has paid the US$200, said his lawyer Godfrey Mamvura in a telephone interview from Chivu town where the trial took place.

Mwandas truck sideswiped the vehicle in which Tsvangirai and his wife were traveling causing it to overturn several times, injuring the PM and killing Susan, in a death that shocked Zimbabwe.

The accident triggered speculation that it may have been an attempt on the PMs life given Zimbabwes long history of mysterious deaths of top political figures in road accidents. But Tsvangirai moved swiftly to calm the tensions telling Zimbabweans he believed it was genuine accident.

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