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New Details Of Seke Road "Passion Java Accident" Emerge

New Details Of Seke Road

The family of Joyce Tandi, a 17-year-old girl from Waterfalls, Harare, who was fatally hit by one of Passion Java’s cars along Seke road recently says it was not going to pursue the legal route because it feels the country’s justice system is compromised.

According to CCTV footage of the last moments of Joyce’s life, the teenager, who was visiting her mother’s sister in Hatfield tried to back-step in the middle of the busy Seke Road after realising that she could not cross.

She didn’t notice an oncoming car in another lane and was hit and thrown about 30 metres away. She died on the spot.

According to the video, the car that hit Joyce was speeding and did not stop immediately.

An expert traffic police officer told The Standard that the car that hit the teenager was cruising at between 140 – 160 kilometres per hour. The speed limit for the area is 60km per hour.

Java later issued a statement saying he was not at the scene of the accident and his driver, Courage Gwashira (32), claims that he was driving the vehicle.

Joyce’s father Tangai Tandi (57), said his daughter was hit at 12:16 PM and the family only discovered around 1 PM the next day that she had died. He said:

After my daughter was hit, the driver did not stop immediately. He later returned after a minute and he came with another car accompanying them. I feel Gwashira is just a sacrificial lamb, Passion was driving that car.

… I do not stay here in Zimbabwe, I work in Zambia. Her mother searched for her the whole day.

The following day, that is when she was advised to visit the Chitungwiza General Hospital mortuary, imagine the trauma of identifying your daughter’s lifeless body. She is still in pain.

Tandi dismissed social media rumours that Joyce was pregnant. He said:

There were two accidents on the day in question. A different car hit a pregnant woman who also died just a few metres from the spot where my daughter was hit.

She was God-fearing and a devout Christian even the post-mortem confirmed that she was not pregnant.

The Tandi family also revealed that neither Gwashira nor Java contributed anything towards the funeral expenses. Said, Tandi:

They did not even come here to pay condolences. The only time I met my daughter’s killer was at a police station where he pledged to pay 10 cows as compensation. Since then, I have never spoken to them.

Tandi said he was not going to rest until he found closure but at the same time, he doesn’t believe Zimbabwe’s justice system will help the family. He said:

I know Passion is rich and he can easily influence the outcome of a court case. If the state wants to press charges, let it be.

More: The Standard

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13 Comments

Timmy 3 weeks ago

Ndirini hangu mombe 10 idzodzo handitodzide. Even mbudzi chaiyo handitambire because that won't bring back the daughter. Every thing must be left for the one who created us all, he does what he knows best. Fighting back or not fighting back for us, God does the right thing.


kisswell 3 weeks ago

Chingogarai siyanai nazvo God is in control upenyu hwemunhu mombe ndidzo dzinozodii?


Sayid 3 weeks ago

It's highly possible Java was the driver va jaira ma Lamborghini ku states that's why the car was over speeding and didn't stop


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

Hakuna zvakadaro we want justice munhu akarova mwana nemota ngaapihwe mutongo wake...


Muntuza 3 weeks ago

Our justice system is flawed that's why people have turned to alternative ancestral intervention where they invoke the spirit of the dead to avenge.


Chimboti Pizza 3 weeks ago

@Muntuza, iwewe kaa

Ginious 3 weeks ago

ancestral justice system .

Fed Up 3 weeks ago

Even if they stand up in court and face trial, they will spend sleepless and restless nights i tell you! Mwari is the only taker of life. The spirit of the killed will haunt the killer kusvika ati eke.


Chimboti Pizza 3 weeks ago

@Fed Up, usasanganise zvaMwari nezvengozi mustatement one, zvengozi hazvidiwe naMwari zvinongodiwa naSatan. Wanzwa kaa

Fed Up 3 weeks ago

Typo era there. Even if they can't

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Ginious 3 weeks ago

Her blood is speaking and God is hearing it.The Bible says everyone shall give account of himself before God.Every one there is no exception.politicians,bishops,presidents,poor or rich,judges.Kunevamwe vanhu vataisifungira kuti vanofa vaiva nemari dzawo bt where are they now.We had great prophets of God used mightly by God to heal.where are they now?Lazarus akamutsawo naMambo Jesu akafa fut.The one that killed our daughter is no exception your day is coming .you may escape justice here bt there my friend you will not.60km/hr ndedzedu wemahondafit imimi 140


Chimboti Pizza 3 weeks ago

The system is rigged, kana pasina kufa munhu ane mari mapurisa nemacourt havaite serious💔


hollande 3 weeks ago

forgive and let go. vengeance ndeyamwari



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