Harare – The man who stands accused of killing businessman and socialite Shingi Mukandi in a suspected hit-and-run accident last year has been served with a warrant of arrest after he failed to appear in court.
Alfred Takudzwa Machipisa (25) is currently out on $150 bail.
Machipisa is facing culpable homicide charges, failure to stop after an accident, failure to report an accident within 24 hours and failure to render assistance after an accident.
He is represented by Anesu Bangidza.
The court heard that Machipisa was trailing Mukandi’s motorbike and started speeding after passing House No. 201 Harare Drive in Mount Pleasant.
Machipisa allegedly hit the motorcycle from behind resulting in Mukandi flying and landing 70 metres away.
His body rested near the yellow line on the left side of the road, while his motorcycle stopped about 150 metres away.
It is alleged Machipisa fled the scene without giving any assistance or checking if Mukandi was injured.
Prosecutor Isheunesu Mhiti alleged that immediately after the accident, Machipisa who resides in Mt Pleasant approximately 100 metres from Mukandi’s house, reportedly drove his father’s accident damaged Isuzu KB300 to Mabelreign Zambezi Flats where his brother Fanwell Lloyd resides and hid the car there.
The late Shingi was a director at Freight World and he also ran several entertainment joints in the capital.