A GOKWE traditional chief has been slapped with a $300 fine for driving without a licence and negligent driving after he knocked down a pedestrian who was standing on the road side.
Chief Wilson Nebire (58) pleaded guilty to charges of driving without a licence and negligent driving when he appeared before Gokwe resident magistrate Shepherd Mjanja.
Mjanja convicted Chief Nebire for driving without licence and fined him $100 or 30 days in jail. On the negligent driving charge, the chief was fined $200 or four months in jail.
The court heard that on May 3, Chief Nebire was driving his BT50 vehicle registration number ABP7915 along the Gokwe–Siabuwa Road at around 10.30am.
As he approached Jaravaza business centre, the chief saw people all over the road and pulled off the road to avoid them, but knocked down Conwell Machona, who was standing about 1,2 metres away from the road.
Machona was injured and a report was made to the police, leading to Chief Nebire being arrested and charged.
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