MDC secretary-general, Douglas Mwonzora was on Monday issued with a warrant of arrest after he failed to appear in court for trial before Harare magistrate court.
State represented by Isheanesu Mhiti applied for the warrant of arrest after Mwonzora’s name was called three times and he did not show up to stand trial for negligent driving.
The MDC senator is facing charges of negligent driving, failure to insure a motor vehicle and to licence a motor vehicle after he was involved in an accident. He is out on a free bail by magistrate Richard Ramaboa.
The State alleged that on May 27, 2018, r, Mwonzora was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser along Tynwald Road in Harare. It is alleged the vehicle was neither insured nor licensed, contrary to the provisions of the Road Traffic Act. It is alleged that when Mwonzora approached the intersection of Kirkman Drive and Tynwald Road, he reversed and bumped into another Toyota Land Cruiser which was behind him, and was being driven by Onismo Muzhingi.
It is alleged no one was injured and both vehicles sustained minor damages. The State also alleges that Mwonzora was negligent after he failed to keep his vehicle under proper control