MASVINGO - Roy Ndlovu, a pastor from Oasis of Life International Ministries based in Harare, on Wednesday appeared before magistrate Peter Madiba to answer charges of culpable homicide in connection with a car accident which led to the death Philemon Vambe.
He was sentenced to 90 days in prison with an option to pay US$500 fine.
It was the State's case, as presented by Fidelicy Nyamukondiwa, that on December 12, 2017, Ndlovu was driving a Toyota Noah registration number ACP 4202 towards Harare with five passengers on board.
Upon reaching Mushagashe business centre, the pastor lost control of the vehicle, swerved to the left and veered off the road.
The vehicle hit a culvert and rolled twice before landing on its left side.
The now deceased was thrown outside of the vehicle and he sustained a swollen face and painful ribs and was rushed to Masvingo Provincial Hospital where he died on admission.
Ndlovu was asked to pay the fine after the magistrate had considered that after the accident, he bought a coffin for the deceased and he also ferried his body to Bindura for burial.
The accused also bought Vambe's family groceries and he gave them US$180 to pay rentals.local