Nkhunga First Grade Magistrate in Nkhotakota has sentenced Buthelezi Nacho 30, to pay a fine of K400,000 for causing death by reckless driving.
Sergeant Thandiwe Maseko Mshanga, Deputy publicist Nkhunga Police Station said the state prosecutor told court that the driver hit a bicycle cyclist Steven Phiri on 22 October, 2020 at Nkhunga cemetery along Nkhotakota – Nkhatabay M5 road, and died on the spot.
Mshanga further indicated that the prosecutor, Sub Inspector Mickeas Chatsira further presented to court that Nacho who was driving a motor vehicle registration number BP957/MN6141 Freightliner had also committed other offences such: driving a motor vehicle without drivers’ license and driving a motor vehicle without insurance.
“Nacho pleaded guilty to all charges levelled against him. But in submission, Sub Inspector Chatsira told the court to consider giving a meaningful sentence citing drivers’ negligence on the road is promoting road accidents and that the deceased was a breadwinner to his family.
And in his mitigations Nacho asked for leniency saying that he is the first offender and that he has a family to look after.” Said Mshanga
“Giving sentence First Grade Magistrate Kingsley Buleya concurred with the state and went ahead and ordered the convict to pay a fine of K400,000 in default to serve 12 months imprisonment with hard labour. The convict has paid the fine of which K300,000 will be treated as compensation to the bereaved family” disclosed Mshanga
Buthelezi Nacho hails from Matale village, T/A Phambala in Ntcheu district.
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