Harare hit-and-run motorist arrested

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Lloyd Ndemo

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested the motorist who allegedly knocked down a 7-year-old pedestrian in the capital, Harare, last week and fled.

Herbert Chakanyuka (57) is being charged with negligence and failure to stop after an accident.

Video footage of the accident, captured on CCTV, has gone viral on social media. In the video, a blue double cab vehicle is seen knocking down a child at the intersection of Harare Drive and Borrowdale Road and driving off.

It is understood law enforcement used the footage to track Chakanyuka.

Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest.