Fungisai Zvakavapano in the dock

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Fungisai- Zvakavapano

Fungai Lupande Court Reporter
Musician Fungisai Zvakavapano yesterday appeared in court on allegations of negligent driving after bumping into a vehicle she was following too closely. Zvakavapano (36) allegedly failed to manoeuvre while overtaking and hit another vehicle in the outer lane, causing other vehicles to ram into each other. She is a holder of a class 4 driver’s licence.

Zvakavapano appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Ruramai Chitumbura facing negligent driving charges.

She asked the court for more time to peruse State papers and engage her lawyer on what course to take.

Ms Chitumbura remanded the matter to September 18 for trial.

The prosecutor Mr Isheunesu Mhiti alleged that on July 27 this year at around 1pm, Zvakavapano was driving a Mercedes Benz along Leopold Takawira Street in Harare’s Central Business District.

She was going to Avondale due north and was occupying the inner lane.

She was allegedly following a Toyota Corolla, which was being driven by Onias Kapuranyika too closely.

It is alleged that Zvakavapano failed to keep a proper lookout and tried to overtake, hitting a Toyota Wish, which was on the outer lane on the right front wheel.

Kudakwashe Makwara was driving the Toyota Wish.

Zvakavapano lost control of her vehicle and bumped into the left rear side of Kapuranyika’s vehicle.

Subsequently, Patrick Zimbiru, who was driving a Subaru Forester rammed behind Zvakavapano’s vehicle.

Zvakavapano’s vehicle was damaged on the left front passenger door, rear view mirror, fender, rail, front bumper and right side rear bumper.

Makwara’s vehicle was damaged on the right front fender, front bumper, headlight, indicator lens and dislodged the right front wheel.

Kapuranyika’s vehicle was damaged on the left rear lens, and Zimbiru’s vehicle was damaged on the left front bumper.

Makwara was injured and the medical exhibit is kept as an exhibit.

Mr Mhiti accused Zvakavapano of travelling at an excessive speed in the circumstances and failing to stop when collision was imminent.

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  • Mutavhunda/Tsoto we munhu…

    ha…a whole newspaper… even if shes a celeb by zim standards (which are 4th world)… to tell us about a car accident! mashaya yanya here??

  • Ini

    The dude with the Forester should be the one in the dock… Fungisayi can claim the Forester bumped into her resulting in here losing control, there by hitting the other two cars.

    • Clayton Kudakwashe Munemo

      Are you the key witness to the case????

  • Tengenenge

    Musakwa acquitted, Fungisayi in the dock , same day. Unoshaya kuti zvinhu zvacho zviri kumbonatsofamba sei. Guess they have to release a song together again.

  • MkanyaGP

    It doesnt say what happened to Patrick Zimbiru who was driving behind Fungisai, because if he was maintaining proper following distance, he wouldnt have hit her vehicle from behind….

  • Ini

    True, but accidents happen so fast you are in shock, you don’t know who hit who first. Fungisayi being “Christian”, is right in not lying she hit the two cars, but did the Forester not hit her first? That’s why I think she is taking it to a lawyer. Also is the Forester driver also in the dock for hitting Fungisayi’s car from the back?