ZIMBABWE – An Eagle Liner bus driver was taken to court facing allegations of knocking down another light vehicle driver who was negotiating with his workmate following an accident at Fourth Street in the capital.
Ali Sisare, 48, of No.981 Sugarloaf Glen Lorne, appeared at the Harare magistrates’ court charged with negligent driving.
Circumstances leading to his arrest were that on July 17 last year at around midday, Wilfred Dzingai Machaka was driving an Eagle Liner bus along Fourth Street due South.
Ali Sisare was a passenger in the same bus, according to the State.
It is said the bus was involved in an accident with stationary Mitsubishi which was being driven by Prosper Sepe on the day in question.
The court heard that Machaka did not stop after the accident.
Sepe then chased the bus and managed to block it along Robson Manyika Street.
Machaka reportedly disembarked from the bus with intention to negotiate with Sepe who was standing on the right side of the bus.
Allegations are that Sisare went behind the wheels and started moving the bus.
He reportedly hit Sepe in the process.
Sisare was advised by other passengers and onlookers that he had hit another person who was lying under the bus.
Sepe was rushed to the hospital after the accident.
Sisare was then taken to court where he is facing charges of negligent driving after he failed to stop or act reasonably when the collision was imminent, failing to keep proper outlook and exercise a high degree of care expected from a driver.
He is expected to return to court on March 10 for trial.
Magistrate Arnold Maburo presided whilst Oscar Madhume prosecuted.