13 June 2016
A 19-year-old kombi driver has been jailed 21 months for driving without a licence and negligent driving.
Nyasha Ngono of No 133, Keddish, Muguta, Epworth was convicted on his own plea when he appeared before magistrate Mr. Stanford Mambanje.
Initially, he was sentenced to 32 months before six months where set aside on first count on condition of good behaviour.
Magistrate Mambanje also suspended five more months on the second count.
Circumstances leading to the conviction are that on June 6 at 8pm, Ngono drove a Toyota Hiace along Cripps Road due west.
Ngono had five passengers on board and negligently proceeded through a red traffic light at the intersection Cripps and Seke roads resulting in collision with a Nissan Quash vehicle, which was proceeding through a green traffic light.
Ngono was arrested by the police officers, who attended the scene after realising that he was driving a public service vehicle without a licence.
The vehicle he was driving was referred to Eastlea VID for inspection.
In mitigation, Ngono told the court that he committed the offences to earn a living.
â€œYour Worship I admit to all the charges and I donâ€™t want to waste your time.
â€œI am not employed thatâ€™s why I opted to drive a commuter omnibus to raise money to take a license.
â€œNdokumbirawo kurerutsirwa mutongo sezvo kari kekutanga kupara mhosva dzakadaiâ€, he said.