|Poison saga: Driver arrested|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00|
Tarisai Machakaire Herald Reporter
contravening provisions of the Water Act and the Environmental Management Act.
He was also ordered to report three times a week at CID Law and Order section and not to interfere with State witnesses.
According to the State, Demhe is employed by Astra Transport Bulawayo as a truck driver and is trained in handling hazardous chemicals and is responsible for transportation of goods locally and within the Sadc region.
Prosecutor Ms Fransica Mukumbiri alleged that on July 16 Demhe left Beira, Mozambique, for Zimbabwe with a CureChem Overseas Private Ltd consignment of 19 580kg of sodium cyanide.
Management Agency officials since he was carrying a harmful chemical to both humans and the environment.
He arrived at Pairtrade Investmnet on the same day where he handed over the Bill of Entry documents to his manager Farai Muchenje who has already appeared in court on the same allegations.
On July 20, the two allegedly conspired to deliver the toxic substance to Morton Jaffray waterworks instead of delivering the correct substance.