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Tynwald High School bus driver sentenced to five years’ imprisonment


Lawrence Lifa |  10 months ago | local


Tynwald High School bus driver, Chamunorwa Machimbidzofa, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a Nyanga magistrate. Machimbidzofa was behind the wheel when the Tynwald High School bus was involved in an accident in Nyanga which claimed the lives of six learners and one teacher in 2022. Machimbidzofa was found guilty of seven counts of culpable homicide after a full trial before Nyanga Magistrate Miss Notbulgar Muchineripi. However, one year was suspended on the condition that he doesn’t commit an offence involving negligent driving in the next five years. The court also cancelled his driver’s licence and barred him from driving for five years. The Tynwald High School bus was involved in a fatal accident in Juliusdale, Nyanga on Friday, 14 October 2022 around 7 PM, with reports suggesting that the driver was speeding and failed to negotiate a sharp curve.