Minibus killer driver starts prison term after failing to pay K1 miil fine for causing death

A 42 year old minibus driver in Mangochi will serve a 36 months jail term with hard labour for causing death due to reckless driving after failing to pay a fine of K1, 250, 000.00.

Killer driver sent to Malawi jail

Deputy Public Relations Officer (DPRO) for Mangochi Police Station, Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi, said on March 22, 2017, around 15:00hrs, Vincent Mwanza was driving a Nissan Caravan Minibus registration number BT1381 from the direction of Golomoti heading to Monkey-Bay with sixteen passengers on board.

“Upon arriving at Mpasa Farm, the outer cover of the left tire came off due to speeding and he lost control of the motor vehicle hence the minibus swerved to the extreme side of the road where it overturned three times,” said Daudi.

According to Daudi, five female passengers sustained multiple fractures and head injuries and died on the spot. Two other passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Mangochi District Hospital while nine passengers escaped with minor injuries. The accused on the other hand sustained a minor cut on the head but the minibus was extensively damaged.

In mitigation, Mwanza, who hails from Msampha Village in Tradition Authority (T/A) Mabvwele in Mchinji District pleaded guilty and begged for leniency saying he is the bread winner of his family.

However, passing judgment, First Grade Magistrate Ronald M’bwana expressed his concern over the accused person’s conduct of driving carelessly.

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RoyK
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These drivers are very careless on the roads and the police are only found on the roads for personal cash from these careless guys
road traffic personnel are hopelessly issuing licences

Debola
Guest

The driver was careless for overspeeding. Normal speed tyre kuphulika sakanapha anthu. this is a lesson to all Drivers

Oscar
Guest

The poor driver will languish in prison due to poor workmanship on the tyre. This also endangered the driver’s life. He was lucky to survive the accident. Why is he prosecuted and incarcerated. Shame!!! Vehicles are not meant to crawl on the roads. As for the victim families we say sorry for loss of your loved ones. However, ibsurance is supposed to cover for the tragedy.

edward banda
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Do minibuses have insurance? you have no idea…..does insurance bring back life? No! May God forgive you!

lesley
Guest

Tyre cover or you meant to say tyre rim? @#$?

chocolated
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I cant connect removed wheel cover overspeeding carelessness and the accident. What really caused the accident?

Sikayenera kalirani
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I this is a lesson to minbus drivers who are very careless when driving in town

momwemo
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Woo!! This is best news and picture. It needs to posted in all minibuses depots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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