Talent Chimutambgi Herald Reporter
A police officer died after he was hit by a pirating Toyota Raum driver who failed to comply with orders from traffic officers in Harare. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the death. In a statement, Snr Asst Comm Charamba said the accident occurred at the intersection of Robert Mugabe Road and Chiremba Road on February 21 where police traffic officers were deployed.
“The driver of the Toyota Raum, registration number ADD4841, was stopped by the police, and did not stop after having been observed picking up and dropping off passengers at an undesignated point.
“Instead of complying with the order from the police, the driver of the Toyota Raum tried to escape but ran over a police officer who jumped and clung on his bonnet.
“The driver went on to side swipe with a Nissan X-Trail after the police officer fell on the tarmac,” she said.
Police said the officer sustained head injuries, bruises and a dislocated right leg and died on admission at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
Snr Asst Comm Charity Charamba said motorists and commuter omnibus crews should comply with instructions from the police and desist from breaking the law by picking up and dropping off passengers willy-nilly.