The truck driver who was driving the long haul truck that was involved in the accident that caused the death of African Copper Mine’s Human Resource Manager, Mack Zulu, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving.
The prosecution told Francistown Chief Magistrate Mokwadi Gabanagae that in September 2009 Vincent Tichareva drove a horse and trailer at very high speed along the Francistown-Nata road.
He was therefore unable to reduce speed and to stop behind the vehicle he was following, which was by then pulling off to the side of the road. He then tried to avoid the car in front of him by swerving to the right to face on-coming traffic. He eventually hit the car which the deceased was driving, causing his death.
Tichavera is to be sentenced on the 9th of March 2010.