Dudu Manhenga jailed for 18 months

JAZZ star Dudu Manhenga was on Friday jailed for an effective 18 months after she pleaded guilty for culpable homicide and driving unsupervised with a learner’s licence.
Dudu had hoped for a fine after pleading guilty Thursday to a March 15, 2010, road traffic accident in which a bike rider was killed.
But Harare magistrate Blessing Marwizi sentenced her to 24 months behind bars, suspending 6 months on condition she does not commit a similar offence in the next five years.
The star was also fined US$300 or three months in prison for driving without supervision.
The 33-year-old was charged with culpable homicide and driving without a licence after investigators concluded she had driven without due care.
The court heard that Manhenga only had a provisional driver’s licence when she crashed into motor-cyclist Graham Martin Millward along Sherwood Drive in Harare’s Mabelreign suburb.
Manhenga is said to have failed to give way to Millward as she turned right into the driveway of a residential property in her Toyota Spacio vehicle.
Millward suffered horrific injuries and died upon admission at the West End hospital.Advertisement