AN unlicensed policeman appeared in court last Friday charged with negligent driving after a commuter omnibus he was driving overturned and injured five passengers in Harare.
The incident occurred in the city centre. The Chikurubi Training Depot-based cop was also charged with driving without a licence.
He was granted $50 bail.
Prosecutor Mr Oscar Madhume alleged that on May 27 around 9 pm the policeman drove a Toyota Hiace which he had taken from Francis Majurivevu.
He was in police uniform.
The court heard that the commuter omnibus was carrying 18 passengers heading to Mabvuku.
It is alleged that the policeman was driving due east along Robert Mugabe Road.
He failed to control the vehicle which veered off the road before overturning and injuring five passengers.
The injured passengers were rushed to Parirenyatwa Hospital.
The matter was reported to the police leading to the cop’s arrest.