Victoria Falls man gets 30 months prison for failing to give way to presidential motorcade

Mr Trinity Gonongono of Victoria Falls town will spend the next 30 months in jail after he was convicted for failing to give way to President Robert Mugabe’s motorcade last week Thursday.

Gonongono (33) was charged with failure to comply with a lawful instruction given by the police when he appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Ms Lindiwe Maphosa on Monday.

He was arrested by Mugabe’s guards when he failed to pull off the road to give way to the motorcade as specified in Zimbabwe road traffic regulations.

According to the highway code: “a driver is expected to pull off the road and stop to the extreme left of the road and remain stationary while a motorcade or an ambulance passes by.”

He pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced to an effective 30 months in jail.

The prosecutor Mr Takunda Ndovorwi said Gonongono was driving a Toyota Lite Ace pickup truck with two passengers on board along Livingstone Way when he failed to give way to the President’s motorcade.

President Mugabe was in Victoria Falls on Thursday and Friday for the commissioning of the Victoria Falls International Airport.