A ZRP policemen learning to drive  drove a work vehicle into a shop in Bulawayo  city centre after failing to control it.

The female officer, whose name could not be obtained, was having lessons under the supervision of a police instructor along Jason Moyo Avenue.

Pedestrians fled for dear life as the vehicle careened into Farmbiz Shop, corner Jason Moyo Street and 10th Avenue at around 12 noon.

The vehicle smashed through a glass display and came to a halt against a pile of 50kg bags of fertiliser in the shop. Within minutes, scores of people had gathered, a majority of them taking pictures and videos that went viral on social media.

A vendor, Mrs Agnes Mathe, who operates along the pavement, said she scurried out of the way as she saw “the unlikely vision” of a police vehicle moving towards her on the pavement.