President Mugabe sculptor appears in court

Dominic Benhura who presented President Mugabe with that giant sculptor has been charged with negligent driving after he knocked down and injured a boy.Benhura_8888989898

The 14-year-old boy, Brendan Gwarada of Epworth was riding on his bike when a speeding Benhura knocked him down.

Benhura denied the charges when he appeared before magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta, who remanded him to Wednesday for trial continuation.

“I suddenly heard impact from the left side and the car windscreen. I also heard a sudden bang on the left side and I took a view on the mirror and saw some stuff. I stopped and turn-around.mugabe

“When I got to the scene I failed to see him because there some bushes neither side of the road. When I got back I found him lying and I called my brother. We were just two when the accident occurred. Another man came and I asked him for water so that I could wash him.

“People who came to the scene were pronouncing him dead but I didn’t believe them. We rushed to the clinic before were referred to Parirenyatwa,” he said.

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Benhura also told the court that he had since hired a professional nurse and paid all the medical bills for the 14-year-old.

The State led by Patience Chimusaru had it that on May 11 at around midday Benhura was driving a Volvo V7 ACI 9076 due South along Marrion Edwards Road Greendale.

On approaching the junction of Marrion Edwards and Alderson Close he then collided with the boy who was on his bicycle from Alderson Close into Marrion Edwards roads.

Reports are that the 14-year-old fell about seven metres from the scene whilst Benhura only stopped about six metres away.

The boy sustained broken leg, arm and head injuries. Benhura is alleged to have failed to stop, keep proper lookout and was travelling at an excessive speed. h metro