Cop clings to car bonnet in 6km chase

A 27-YEAR-OLD Gweru man, who attempted to avoid being stopped by police officers at a roadblock, sped off with a cop clinging to the bonnet of his car for 6km, before he was arrested after an ambulance driver helped police by chasing after him.

Stephen Chadenga

Nyashadzashe Musipa, who resides at 57 Kopje Road, Gweru, was asked to stop at a roadblock by Jeffrey Nyambawaro, a police officer based at ZRP, Senga.

Musipa, however, did not comply with the directive, but instead sped off at high speed with Nyambawaro clinging to the bonnet of his Honda Fit.

The accused appeared before regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire charged with attempted murder.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and the trial continues today.

The State’s case is that on June 27 2014, Nyambawaro was at a roadblock with four other police officers at the roundabout along Shurugwi Road.

At around 2:30pm, Musipa approached the roadblock and was asked to stop by the complainant.

Musipa, however, did not stop and Nyambawaro clung to the bonnet of his car, but the driver sped off for about 6km.

An ambulance driver, who was stopped at the roadblock, picked one Constable Muzhongo and they chase d Musipa, whom they managed to stop at the Fletcher High School turn-off along the Gweru- Shurugwi Road.

Musipa was arrested after being stopped and taken to the Gweru Central Police Station.

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