OWEN MATAVA in Kwekwe
A driver of an unregistered Kwekwe kombi, Moris Mukwendi aged 27, is reportedly on the run after he dragged a police officer Assistant Inspector, Dumisani Pondo based at Amaveni Police Station in Kwekwe for more than 5kms whilst clinging on to the kombi’ front bumper before he fell down and ran over him leaving the police officer seriously injured, midlandsnews has learnt.
Police have confirmed the incident and say that Mukwendi is yet to be arrested after he fled from the scene of the incident. Police say that the kombi which is owned by one Master Maphosa was found dumped near the place of the incident.
“Ass/Insp, Pondo is currently admitted at Kwekwe General Hospital. His condition is serious. He sustained some bruises on the backbone and a deep cut on the top right eye.
“The kombi is being held as an exibit and aslo pending referral to VID Kwekwe for inspection and the driver is facing attempted murder charges”, said police.
Circumstances are that on the 30th of April 2021 at around 1130 hours, Ass Insp, Pondo was manning a roadblock at Gokwe turn-off along Amaveni Road in the company of one Sergeant Gombedza, Constable Mutubuki and Kasambira targeting unregistered motor vehicles and “mushikashika” and none registered ZUPCO kombis.
Police say that Mukwendi who was driving a white Isuzu Caravan registration number AEZ 4288 owned by Master Maphosa (39) of Mbizo 10, Kwekwe was intercepted at Westend turn-off Kwekwe and was stopped by the police officers.
It is said that Ass Insp, Pondo, the roadblock team leader instructed Constable Kasambiro to arrest the driver for no current vehicle licence, whilst he was standing at the front of the kombi.
Reports are that immediately, Mukwendi drove off intending to run over Ass Insp, Pondo and he clinged on the front bumper of the kombi.
It is being alleged that Mukwendi drove at a high speed towards East into the city of Kwekwe and turned left due North whilst Ass Insp, Pondo was still hanging dangerously on the bumper.
Mukwendi allegedly approached Jacaranda road, then turned left facing Western direction before Ass Insp, Pondo fell on the ground and the driver dragged him for some metres and thereafter ran over him.
Police say that Mukwendi dumped the vehicle leaving the seriously injuredy police officer on the ground.
A report was made at ZRP KweKwe Central by the informant Cst Kasambiro.