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    Tractor on hill-start kills man



    ALMA MUKUNGUMA

    MASVINGO –
    Pride Zihwi (22) of Yotam Farm Plot 19 in Chief Chikwanda's area near Mutendi was thrown over and crushed by tractor was being started using hill-start.
    Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the incident.
    On September 12, 2016 Fungai Michel Chitepo (39) parked a tractor on a slope so that he would start it by allowing it to run downhill.
    At 2am, he allowed the truck to run down the slope while Zihwi was a passenger on the tractor. Zihwi was thrown out as the tractor got into gear and he fell in front where he was run over by the rear wheels. He died on the spot.
    Chitepo has been charged for homicide and is assisting Police with investigations.
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