A HARARE motorist, Dennis Madzenenga, has accused former Masvingo Governor and Mwenezi-Chivi Senator Josaya Hungwe of refusing to repair his car following an accident in the capital last Monday.
Madzenenga claims Hungwe side-swiped his car, a Nissan Sunny Ex-Saloon, and pledged to have it resprayed, but allegedly reneged on his promise.
Madzenenga said the Zanu PF Senator, who was driving a Toyota Prado, initially attempted to speed off after the accident which happened at the intersection of Seventh Street and Samora Machel Avenue in Harare.
“Hungwe was driving behind me and on the left side there was a kombi, but the senator just forced his way between the kombi and my vehicle, resulting in him hitting and damaging my car on the left fender,” said Madzenenga.
“To my surprise, Hungwe did not bother to stop but sped off, and I had no option but to chase him up to the corner of Samora Machel Avenue and Fourth Street where I confronted him and asked why he had not bothered to stop after hitting my vehicle,” he said.
According to Madzenenga, Hungwe then begged him not to report the case to the police and promised he would repair his vehicle.
“Hungwe sent his driver, Tawanda Jangano, to take me to the panelbeaters so that the vehicle would be repaired and they demanded $150 to paint the fender only.
“They, however, later advised me that it was impossible to paint the fender only as the car would have two different colours and they recommended the whole car should be repainted,” Madzenenga said.
He said Hungwe then backtracked and told him he would no longer repair the vehicle adding: “If you want me to paint the whole car, then to hell with you.”
Hungwe confirmed the incident, but claimed he decided not to honour the agreement after Madzenenga allegedly called him names.
“The accident did happen and I had agreed to get the vehicle repaired. I even sent my driver Jangano to take Madzenenga to the panelbeaters. I was surprised that Madzenenga now wanted me to get the whole car repainted. He called me names saying I was a corrupt Zanu PF person,” Hungwe said.
He said Madzenenga now wanted to tarnish his name as a politician.