Kaizer Chiefs star in­volved in road ac­ci­dent

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Andile Tshuma Sports Correspondent

KAIZER Chiefs cen­tre back Teenage Hadebe has been fined $20 for neg­li­gent driv­ing after caus­ing a three-car crash in the Bu­l­awayo City Cen­tre yes­ter­day.

Hadebe failed to ad­here to a stop sign at the in­ter­sec­tion of Ja­son Moyo Street and 9th Av­enue caus­ing the three-car pileup.

No one sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries, but two of the driv­ers were in a state of shock.

Bu­l­awayo po­lice spokesper­son Pre­cious Si­mango con­firmed the in­ci­dent and urged mo­torists to drive cau­tiously.

“I can con­firm that of­fi­cers from our traf­fic sec­tion at­tended an ac­ci­dent scene this morn­ing in­volv­ing three ve­hi­cles whereby the driver of a South African reg­is­tered BMW ve­hi­cle failed to give way to an­other ve­hi­cle caus­ing the col­li­sion of the three cars. He was charged with neg­li­gent driv­ing and fined $20,” said Si­mango.

“As po­lice, we urge mo­torists to ob­serve road rules and to ex­er­cise cau­tion when driv­ing on our roads to avoid loss of life, in­jury and dam­age to prop­erty. Mo­torists found on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with ac­cord­ingly,” she said.

A crowd com­pris­ing mostly soc­cer play­ers that had been work­ing out at a nearby gym had gath­ered when a Chron­i­cle crew ar­rived at the scene.

The driver of one of the ve­hi­cles, Sa­man­tha Mu­tayaunga, said: “The driver, whom I hear is a soc­cer star that was driv­ing the South African reg­is­tered car, was apolo­getic and is work­ing with my hus­band on com­pen­sa­tion.”

A fruit ven­dor, who iden­ti­fied him­self only as Ti­tus, said Hadebe failed to give the woman the right of way.

“He did not stop and crashed into the woman’s car which then rammed an­other car. He quickly ne­go­ti­ated with the woman for a set­tle­ment be­fore po­lice ar­rived and agreed to pay for the car’s re­pairs,” said Ti­tus.

Other wit­nesses said Hadebe asked Mu­tayaunga to name her price for the dam­age she in­curred and then asked her to fol­low him to his house to col­lect the money. How­ever, Matayaunga said they were still ne­go­ti­at­ing the amount Hadebe should pay for the dam­age.

Hadebe played for Bantu Rovers, High­landers and Chicken Inn be­fore join­ing Kaizer Chiefs in July 2017. — @andile_t­shuma

Teenage Hadebe

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