Fadzayi Sivangani (51) a pastor with AFM in Zvishavane has been slapped with a six months jail sentence or alternatively $380 fine after she struck and killed an eight-year-old boy along Masvingo – Zvishavane Road on July 25, 2018.
Sivangani who was driving a Mercedes Benz was found guilty of speeding by Magistrate Magistrate Shepherd Munjanja last week.
In addition Munjanja ruled that Sivangani who stays in Old Eastlea in Zvishavane was negligent as she failed to keep a proper look out under the circumstances, and failed to stop or act reasonably when the accident seemed imminent.
Sivangani struck Hisability Mahachi as he crossed the road.
It is the State case that on the fateful day at around 5pm Sivangani was driving her car with one passenger on board and upon approaching the 96km peg she increased speed and hit the boy who was crossing the road.
As a result of the accident Mahachi sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Zvishavane District Hospital by a well wisher where he was pronounced dead on admission.
A post-mortem report was produced in court as exhibit.
— Masvingo Mirror