Violence in fuel queues by desperate motorists appears to be escalating after a Police officer allegedly stabbed a bus conductor at Murambinda Growth Point in Buhera recently.
Liverton Magarira (32) who is based at Marondera Central Police Station appeared before Murambinda Magistrate Glynax Kuhudzai facing a charge of assault. He pleaded not guilty.
The complainant, Believe Mudhakwa (35) was stabbed once at the back at Glow Petroleum Service Station. Mudhakwa is employed as a commuter omnibus conductor at Beta Commuters at Murambinda Growth Point.
The matter was postponed to January 21, 2019 for trial.
It is the State case that on December 24, 2018 at around 7pm, Mudhakwa was in a fuel queue at Glow Petroleum Service Station with Magarira driving his car behind him.
Mudhakwa was informed by his driver that Magarira’s vehicle had hit their vehicle from behind and he went out to Magarira’s vehicle but found no one in the car.
Mudhakwa told other drivers in the queue that his vehicle had been hit by the accused’s car. When Magarira saw what was happening he got into his vehicle and allegedly tried to drive off but was blocked by a mob.
This angered Magarira who then disembarked from his vehicle and stabbed Mudhakwa once at the back with a knife.