A ZIMBABWE United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) driver, is being accused of harassing a blind beggar, at the company’s depot.
Emma Saliwe approached the Harare Civil Court, seeking a peace order against the driver, only identified in the court papers as Passhoma.
Emma is also accusing Passhoma of assaulting her at his workplace. She claimed Passhoma pushed her and she sustained a knee injury.
“On the 24th of July, he pushed me violently, hurting my knee, saying I was blocking people from getting inside the bus.
“On the day in question, he was helped by his friend to carry me out of the bus,” Emma said.
In response, Passhoma accused Emma of being a troublesome woman.
“We had an argument some time ago, and I took her to the police station.
“I noticed that she was moody that day and carried her out of the bus, and did not push her.
“The bus is not mine and I have never denied her the chance to board the bus,” said Passhoma.
Magistrate Rutendo Machingure dismissed the application, saying the driver cannot be barred from executing his duties to the public.