ZIMBABWE cricket player Tarisai Kenneth Musakanda has appeared in court on culpable homicide charges after allegedly running over former Davis Cup player, Gwinyai Chingoka, who was crossing Simon Muzenda Avenue early this month.
Musakanda (37) is facing charges of failing to report an accident and culpable homicide.
He is expected back in court on 22 February.
Allegations are that Musakanda failed to keep a proper lookout of the road and hit Chingoka, who was crossing Simon Vengai Muzenda due West.
Chingoka allegedly sustained fractures on the left leg and elbow due to the impact. Chingoka was 38.
It is alleged Musakanda stopped at the scene of accident and ferried Chingoka to Parirenyatwa hospital for treatment.
However, he did not report the accident to the police within 24 hours of the incident. It is alleged that Musakanda filed a police report on January 28, a day after Chingoka’s death.
The post-mortem ruled that the road accident was the cause of Chingoka’s death.
This is not the first time Musakanda has been in trouble related to driving. In January 2020, he returned home from Australia after his club team, New City Cricket Club, sacked him for a drink-driving conviction.
The 27-year-old Musakanda has played five Tests, 15 ODIs and 12 T20Is since his international debut in 2016. His most recent appearance for Zimbabwe was in a T20I against Bangladesh in Harare in July 2021.