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Six-year-old boy crush to death by unlicensed driver

By News Desk

A six-year-old boy who was cycling home has been crushed to death by an unlicensed female driver in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe.

It was gathered that the unlicensed driver, 29-year-old, Anna Mthunzi, was driving along a dusty road when she lost control of the vehicle and crushed the child, Joseph Dube, to death.

Matabeleland South provincial police Chief Inspector, Philisani Ndebele, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

Ndebele said: “I can confirm that we recorded a fatal accident which occurred in Shuleshule area in Beitbridge. Anna Mthunzi was driving along a dusty road with one passenger on board when she lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road.

“She hit a cyclist Joseph Dube aged six years. He sustained head injuries and fractured both legs. He was rushed to Beitbridge District Hospital where he died upon admission. Mthunzi is facing charges of culpable homicide and driving without a license,” he added.

The Chief Inspector, however, urged members of the public to desist from driving when they are not licensed and also advised motorists not to hand over their vehicles to people that were not licensed holder.

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