Knock down robbery driver stole car

 Pfumirai Kambore

Pfumirai Kambore

Andile Tshuma, Chronicle Reporter
THE man who ran over a woman and ploughed into a precast wall before ramming into a house in Sizinda, Bulawayo in a botched hit and run had allegedly stolen the car, it emerged yesterday.

Pfumirai Kambore (35) of Sizinda who has since been arrested had reportedly stolen the Mazda Atenza from his cousin who recently came back from South Africa.

Kambore allegedly picked up his girlfriend at around 5PM in the suburb on Monday and was involved in the accident as he was taking her back home.

He had driven her to a grinding mill at a garage along Nketa Drive in Tshabalala suburb.

Kambore’s relative who spoke on condition of anonymity claimed he did not have a driver’s licence.

Bulawayo Police Spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said yesterday:

“We have arrested a 35-year-old man after he caused an accident by negligent driving. He failed to adhere to a speed limit of the area and ran over a pedestrian. He then ploughed into a durawall before ramming into a house.”

She urged motorists to stick to set maximum speed limits especially in residential areas to avoid accidents and loss of life. Following the accident, onlookers screamed in terror as the woman, Mrs Lestina Tshuma, clung precariously to the vehicle, which appeared to be trying to shake her off as it went into the house.

Onlookers at the scene of the crash where the driver of a Mazda Atenza rammed into a house after knocking down a pedestrian  in Sizinda, Bulawayo, (Picture by Fortunate Muzarabani)

Onlookers at the scene of the crash where the driver of a Mazda Atenza rammed into a house after knocking down a pedestrian in Sizinda, Bulawayo, (Picture by Fortunate Muzarabani)

The vehicle, witnesses said, failed to  negotiate a corner and hit Mrs Tshuma as she was walking by the roadside about to enter her friend’s home.

Kambore allegedly robbed her of $30, apparently thinking she had died. Good Samaritans who called an ambulance fought him and tried to snatch the woman’s money from his clutches.

The notes were torn to pieces during the scuffle.

An angry mob wanted to mete instant justice on the robber-cum-motorist but swift reaction from the police saved him from being assaulted.

The woman whose house was damaged by the vehicle, a Mrs Bitu, said she still cannot believe she was almost hit by a car in her living room.

An unconscious Mrs Tshuma was rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital by an ambulance.

A vendor who has a stall a few metres away from the accident scene said Kambore did not stop the car after hitting Mrs Tshuma but instead accelerated.

“After knocking that woman, he tried to flee but she clung onto the bonnet. “He accelerated assuming that she would fall from the bonnet but he failed to negotiate a sharp turn and ploughed into the precast wall before smashing into the house with her still on the bonnet. “She is lucky to be alive,” said a vendor who only identified herself as MaBanda.

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  • GodlwayoOkaMahlabayithwale

    Intozabantu beMpumalanga kanti bafunani lapha

    • Mthwakazi

      I know who you are. I can tell you your initials.

      • Cetshwayo

        Kodwa thina madoda asiliphazamisi kini eHarare, alihloniphi ulimi lwethu, lisithathela imisebenze…lidelela abantu bakithi no wonder why abantu bakithi bengalithandi…yizenzo zenu wena Mthwakazi loMabvazuva

        • Pink Boy

          eish if i show you a group chat okwathethiswa khona amandebele so over i issue yokuthi a shona sister is married to our ndebele brother then they are having marital problems wc is normal tht pple cn fight emtshadweni but ojudge bathui sebekhuluma laye umnikazi womendo kuthwa ndanetswa nemundebele uyu. ngawonela ukubuza ukuthi imarriage problem yenu ivela ekutheni indoda lindebele yini. inhlamba ezaphuma lapho hayi shame. I had to exit th grp. shona pple siyabathanda but bona balenzondo & they hav this sharp n fully charged sensor tht makes them to quickly criticise a ndebele person at any given point in time under any circumstance. ingacabengeli nje ukuthi ubendebel bakho bungangena kuleyo ndaba bayabufaka nje. I ma also anti-tribalist but they way these guys treat us u will b forced to join in. in 2012 ngaphosa ngatshayana leneighbour yami wen i was in gweru sizixoxela nje phansi komthunzi welanga nangu ehumana kuthwa imimi mandebele munotanga marara natezvara kana maroorwa usati warara nemurume wako. yazi ngawuzwa umoya wami ngazingenela endlini ngokuthula ngathi esokupheka sesikwanile mga siyabonana kusasa. so hey i think pple r still teaching their kids ezindlini to be ndebele sensitive n alert wherever they go. in this other group too omunye posted wathi tabirwa zvinhu wat wat mu joburg at gun point abantu sathi ah sorry sorry, nangu omunye hee zvimandebele zvinobva mubyo zvouya kuno zvichitaura chizulu n I asked ukuthi so vele eharare akula masela vele

      • GodlwayoOkaMahlabayithwale

        Prophet

    • Mabvazuva

      Tribalist at your best.

      • zibulo

        when people shout TRIBALISM, they only consider their side, and not the side of those negatively affected by it, thats what you just did too!!
        Uhlalaphi kanti, dont you know that Shinas are tribalists, imposing themselves on us . We do not hate therm, w ehate their attitude, and this is a recipe for another CONFLICT coming. Have you ever told them to stop being tribalist before you tell anyone here ? Before you answer me go ask them and bring their answer. Voetsek !!!. The Nkulumane police who rammed into a house, drunk , kwakungobani?? Asibafuni

        • Smoothy1

          You are all idiots. Shunning tribalism begins with you as an individual. Come to Masvingo and see for yourself that Ndebele pple fit very well and they are treated like kings. Everyone wants to have a Ndebele speaking friend. And when you are using Ndebele you see a lot of pple around you, befriending you. And trying to learn one or two words. And they reciprocate. I dont’ know where you pple really live. Are you really Zimbabwean?

          • Cetshwayo

            Ngiyakuzwa Smoothy lento oyikhulumayo kodwa ungakhohlwa ukuthi our people here am talking about Ndebeles and other tribes in Matebeleland have suffered a lot of tribalism from the Shonas. Can you imagine our names being written wrongly on birth certificates as if in the entire country no one speaks Ndebele, being denied access to higher education in the Mgabe Fort Hare scholarships because those scholarships are going to Shona kids , having jobs at Mhlahlandlela right in the heart of Matebeleland being given to Shona people ahead of our own people, enduring the massacring of my people by Mgabe and his army, being forced to speak Shona by an-All Shona police and Shona people not wanting to learn Ndebele even when living in Matebeleland. Ndebeles are not tribalists but the Shona majority has given them all the reasons not to like them.

    • siqokoqela

      uyazi izolo ubufanisa ukuthi ngumuntu wangaphi, kkkkkkkkkk

    • God of War

      Idiot!

    • MakhosiXamu

      This guy is Malawian . Your generalisations are unwarranted, shame.

  • Freedom Fighter

    Cage him. Thats where he belongs.

  • Gen Gowon

    The country is degenerating into lawlessness.Incidents of this nature are on the increase,just near Sekusile Nkulumane Clinic a ZRP constable with his drunk colleague were involved in an identical incident. His unlicensed colleague lost control of the vehicle at a sharp curve and plunged the honda fit into the house nearly killing the occupants.Up to date the house has not been rebuilt.When people say Zimbabwe is a fragile state Zanu pf refuses but this where it is, and drifting towards a failed state.

    • Muriel Zikhali

      You couldn’t have said it better my friend what lawlessness we are living in here in this country..

      • MakhosiXamu

        Zim. lawlessness is better than SA’s lawlessness

  • maye maye

    he should be thrown behind bars as his case is being dealt with, so that he will enjoy a ride in the jail van , he will be praying all the way from jail to court

  • Ntombi

    Who was the so called girlfriend?

  • khamarada

    l can see from the picture that the guy is already wearing the uniform for jail, le akudlalelwa cabanga sezikugaxa amaketane lama leg irons. kungasahlekelwana, imota leyana yejele ephosa ifane lemota yesinkwa isibhula uthuli igqonda entolongweni. Uyazithola zili linde zigaxe ziphelele ukuthi zingaphambanisa uyezwa ngohlavu. Uyafica indoda endala isisehlisa izinyembezi.

  • God of War

    10 years in jail with hard labor will be good for this fella. Surely a 35 year old stealing a car to go show off to his girlfriend. This guy is a loser.

  • bunyonyo

    l have a relative who served six months in jail some years back and that was enough to turn him into a good citizen, each time l went to see him we hardly discussed anything as he was always shedding tears

  • nxumalo

    Not all Ndebele speaking people are tribalists kodwa liyayayngisa thina siyakholisa anywhere in Zim this is one country Shona people are after cash lina busy lilwisana labo dingani imali wake up

    • Cetshwayo

      U think imali is everything ulahlekile shame hamba ke uyehlala koZvimba

  • Citizen Public

    Despicable !! Theft of a vehicle by an unlicensed driver who runs over a pedestrian; robs the “dead” victim of $30,00 and then crashes the stolen car through a perimeter wall and into a house !! How many felonies have readers identified that were committed by the offender? Please note: Roddy’s is disqualified from participating in this quiz.

  • sorojenachipangamazano

    Stole a car,hit a pedestrian,hit and fell a durawall,crash on the house,the driver came out of the car went straight to rob the agonising pede.amana kanandimwivo…….Prison DEMON has recruited.

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