Grace’s son kills man

FIRST LADY Grace Mugabe’s son Russell Goreraza (31) was arrested on Thursday evening for allegedly killing an unidentified man in a road traffic accident and spent the night at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare.

by XOLISANI NCUBE

He committed the offence on February 23.

Yesterday, Goreraza was convicted of the offence and slapped with a fine of $800 or in default to serve a two-month jail term.

Russell is the First Lady’s son with former husband Airforce of Zimbabwe wing commander Stanley Goreraza, who was appointed defence attaché at the Zimbabwean Embassy in China.

Appearing before Harare provincial magistrate Vakai Douglas Chikwekwe, Goreraza pleaded guilty to culpable homicide charges.

Prosecutor Venancia Mutake told the court that on February 23, Goreraza, a holder of a class four driver’s licence, knocked down an unidentified pedestrian along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare. The pedestrian died on the spot.

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It was the State’s case that Goreraza negligently failed to control his BMW vehicle as he was speeding and killed the pedestrian whose identity the State could not establish.

Mutake urged the court to give Goreraza a custodial sentence, saying: “The accused failed to protect the life of other road users as he was speeding and did not apply any effort to save an innocent life.”

In his submission, Goreraza said he was “sorry for causing the death of an innocent soul and for failing to be a cautious driver”.

“I would like to tell this honourable court that I am sorry for causing the death of an innocent soul. I appreciate that it is through my action that this innocent life was lost,” Goreraza said.

The presiding magistrate said had Goreraza not shown contrition and pleaded not guilty, he would have cancelled his driver’s licence and sent to him to prison.

“In coming up with this sentence, the court has considered that the accused is a first offender who has pleaded guilty to the charge, thereby showing contrition and not wasting the court’s time. He is a divorcee who has one chid to look after,” Chikwekwe said.

“However, I have not lost sight of the fact that an innocent life was lost because of his negligence. It is because of such drivers like him that our road carnage is increasing and it is appropriate that a deterrent sentence is pronounced.”

Chikwekwe ruled: “I, therefore, sentence him to pay a fine of $800 or in default of payment, to serve two months in prison.”
Russel was not represented.

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23 Comments

  1. the young man looks like his mother. how old is he and how old is bona.

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  2. Vakuru vakati seka urema wafa. Last year the Herald went to town about a similar sentence handed to Mujuru’s daughter for something similar. No mention of this story whatsoever in the Herald. When they were haunting mai Mujuru they used her daughter’s actions to demonise her.

  3. he obviously didnt need any legal counsellor being the son of the most powerful woman in zimbabwe today.

    1. Legal council ,what for.The judge says he showed contrition and he threw himself in the hands of the judge,Why waste time and money when you know you are wrong!

      Well done Russell

  4. What lawyer is needed on such a simple case? The man, is a licenced first offendor, pleaded guilty and wasnt under any influence, a fine of R10000 is fine a sentence!

  5. Looks to me like Trevor Noah, or Gideon Gono.

  6. Mamutsa Murimo

    Ngozi haina kuti stepson yeshamwari yeSahara TV …he will find his relations when the daparted starts confronting him.

  7. Stupid looking boy.

  8. Tongayiwedu Chiutsa

    Fat face.

  9. Gbagbo Zvobgo

    Mother mhondi, Amai mhondi, stepfather mhondi…. Ammana.

  10. Last time it was Dr Joice Mujuru’s daughter. This time it’s Dr Amai’s son. That’ Y vakuru vakati, ‘seka urema wafa’

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  12. This is a complete mockery of our jurisdictional system.

  13. Where are all the newspapers. They should treat this as they did Mai Mujuru’s daughter.

  14. Avenging spirit

    Ngozi iyo. Munhu wawakatsika akatosiya vana vanoda mubereki. Zvakaoma.

  15. Uchafira mujere redenga.

  16. just as Juan said I’m alarmed that any body able to get paid $4456 in four weeks on the internet

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  17. Well done Russel. You did what any reasonable driver would have done. After all this is an accident that no one plans.

  18. but the magiatrate admitted the guy was speeding.at least he should have been suspended from driving.now people will go about bumping into people they dont like and claim accident.

  19. Zvinoshamisa kwazvo. Enda ku any prison in the country and ask for those sentenced for culpable homicide. Its an average of 2 years. Asi mwana wa giresi anonzi ngaabhadhare $800 chete kana 2 months mujeri. Vamwe were sentenced to up to 2 years in prison nekurova mwana wake chaiye waakazvitundira, kubata munhu zamu (indecent assault) kana kurova munhu zvakaipisisisa okuvara asi asina kufa. Kuzoti kuuraya munhu ave kunzi 2 months chete. Zvakaoma. Mwari pindirai mega.

    Russel Goreraza akambodziidza pa Africa University akatiza ega nekufoira. Idofo mukomana uyu asi ma babie ndiwo aanoda. Aaa zvanzi akatoramba mukadzi waakapa mwana. Aaaah Zvakaoma.

  20. yaah akafana namai vake mphana uyu

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor and others are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor and illiterate Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap accident and old cars. Very interesting. Go to AFFORDABLEUSEDVEHICLES.COM to see all 5 companies that she was using to do this business successfully. AFFORDABLEUSEDVEHICLES.COM , Wake up African people

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