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stunnerFungai Lupande: Court Reporter

Hip hop artiste, Stunner, real name Desmond Chideme, is on the run and was yesterday issued with a warrant of arrest after he failed to turn up for his negligent driving trial. Chideme (36), who allegedly hit four parked cars while driving a Toyota Lexus registration number ADG 3577 is also accused of driving without a valid driver’s licence.Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta issued a warrant of arrest against Chideme. The prosecutor, Mrs Devoted Gwashavanhu-Nyagano alleged that on June 20 this year, Chideme was driving a Toyota Lexus along Jason Moyo Avenue in Harare without a valid driver’s license.

The court heard that Chideme lost control of the vehicle and it veered off the road to the right side and hit four vehicles in the parking bay.

The cars, a VW Golf, two Toyota Rav 4 and a Toyota Tercel had serious damages. As a result of the accident, a fifth car hit a pedestrian Douglas Sachikonye, who was walking on the pavement.

Sachikonye suffered a fracture on the pelvis. Another pedestrian Norest Murungweni sustained minor injuries during the accident. Chideme’s car rested on the precast wall of Old Mutual building causing extensive damages.

The court heard that Chideme was negligent in failing to stop or act reasonably when a collision seemed imminent. He also failed to keep a proper lookout and to keep the vehicle under control, it is alleged.

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