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Cricketer Fined $30 000 For Causing Death Of Former Tennis Player

Cricketer Fined $30 000 For Causing Death Of Former Tennis Player

A Harare magistrate has convicted Zimbabwean batsman, Tarisai Kenneth Musakanda, of culpable homicide and fined him $30 000.

Musakanda (27) was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a former tennis player, Gwinyai Chingoka early this year.

In her ruling, Harare magistrate Evelyn Mushavakure said the accident was a result of negligence on the part of the accused.

She said the accused failed to take a proper look-out while driving since it was dark and raining, while the now deceased was wearing dark colours.

Mushavakure said imprisonment would be too harsh since the accused is already suffering from trauma, knowing that he caused the death of someone. She said:

Therefore a fine of $30 000 would be proper.

Prosecuting, Takudzwa Jambawo alleged that Musakanda failed to exercise caution on the road, which resulted in him hitting Chingoka while he was crossing Simon Vengai Muzenda Road.

Chingoka allegedly sustained fractures on the left leg and elbow due to the impact.

Musakanda stopped at the scene of the accident and rushed Chingoka to Parirenyatwa Hospital for treatment.

The now-deceased was later transferred to West End hospital where he died in January 2022 this year.

Musakanda was represented by Nelson Tonhodzai from Musendekwa-Mtisi Legal Practitioners.

More: NewsDay

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7 Comments

M.H.G 1 month ago

What a **** judgement, the deceased contributed to his death by wearing dark clothes while the weather made it impossible to see properly.
Courts should not take armchair approach to cases of this nature.I'm sure on appeal he will be squirted.


Gerald 1 month ago

KO Aston Villa they have transfer listed Nakamba,Dynamos sign him.


Putin 1 month ago

30 000 rtgs or Yuwesi ?ma Bond aya


Tkt 1 month ago

@M.H.G..... Aaaa wangu, last word rako iro boe hr.... 😂😂😂😂😂😂


1 month ago

Mens be watchn too much xxx

eddy 1 month ago

Aquitted iweeee kwete Squit

Kanye West 1 month ago

Zwakaoma.



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