A diasporan has escaped jail after he ran over and killed a pedestrian in Chipinge. Eric Musimbo (43) who is based in the UK was fined $900 for killing Levision Ticharima.

Musimbo had been charged with two counts of driving without driver’s licence and unlawfully causing the death of Ticharima.

The court heard that on February 21 around 3pm Musimbo was driving a Toyota Harrier with registration number AEH 0398 with one passenger on board.

“As he was approaching Birchenough Bridge at the Chipinge turn off the now deceased Levison Ticharima ran onto the road from a T-junction flagging down the accused, as he intended to ask for a lift to Birchenough Bridge business centre.

“The accused person who was travelling at a speed of approximately 60 kilometres per hour saw Ticharima late and tried to avoid him but failed.

“Musimbo then hit him with front of his vehicle with the impact throwing him into the air for a distance. The now deceased landed about four metres from the road,” he said.

Ticharima sustained severe injuries and died on the spot. Magistrate Gwitima fined Musimbo $200 or 3 days imprisonment for driving without license. He also fined him $700 for causing the death of the now deceased.