Eswatini Daily News
Africa Court Crime e-Learning Government National

Reckless bakery driver damages govt employee’s car

Sfiso Matsenjwa delivering his testimony at Mbabane Magistrate’s Court

By Nokunceda Magagula

WILSON Dlamini, a 55-year-old bakery driver, drove recklessly through an industrial area in Mbabane, resulting in a collision that caused significant damage to a government employee’s vehicle, a blue Honda Fit belonging to Sfiso Matsenjwa.

This incident, which transpired on July 2, 2023, led to the arrest of Dlamini. He appeared before the Mbabane Magistrate’s Court for trial on the subsequent Monday. As the complainant, Matsenjwa took the witness stand and recounted the events of that fateful day. On July 2, 2023, a Wednesday, around 12:15pm, he took a lunch break and proceeded to drive his blue Honda Fit.

ALSO READ: US marks September 11 attacks with Pentagon, World Trade Center site events

While navigating Cash’s built-in Mbabane industrial road, staying in the right lane, he observed a bakery truck occupying the left lane. Suddenly, the bakery truck veered into Matsenjwa’s lane, resulting in a collision that inflicted damage on the mirror, doors, and windows of Matsenjwa’s vehicle.

The impact brought both vehicles to a halt. Matsenjwa approached the accused, seeking an explanation for driving in the incorrect lane yet received no response. Subsequently, Matsenjwa returned to his car to contact the police, who arrived at the scene three hours later.

At that moment, he recorded his statement. The police informed them that the accused would face legal proceedings, and negotiations were allowed between the two parties. Matsenjwa attempted to initiate negotiations, but Dlamini rejected his overture, adamantly stating that he had no intention of repairing the vehicle.

Matsenjwa conveyed his frustration at being burdened with the expenses of repairing his damaged car and implored the court to address this matter with precision.

Related posts

Prince Lonkhokhela in Energy, Water 42nd SADC Joint Committee of Ministers

EDN Reporter

Police station and factory on the cards for Sigwe

EDN_Reporter

Zambia poised to sign debt restructuring MoU – finance minister

EDN_Reporter

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Siyabonga Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy
Open chat
Hello
Connect with the Eswatini Daily News on WhatsApp