Truck driver takes the wrong turn…

Changes his trip into a death ride on the Henties Bay road

A Zimbabwean national, Takudwa Blessing Marimo (23), appeared on charges of culpable homicide and reckless or negligent driving in the Swakopmund magistrates court on Wednesday afternoon, following a fatal crash on the Henties Bay road on Tuesday.

Marimo made a U-turn with his truck on the road, causing an oncoming vehicle to crash into the truck.
Marimo, who is represented by Beatrix Bianca Boois, will remain in custody until his next court appearance on 9 August, where he is expected to make a formal bail application.
State Prosecutrix Beata Mwahi argued granting Marimo bail will not be in the interest of the administrative justice, as he might abscond and never return to Namibia to stand trial.
According to Inspector Ileni Shapumba of the Namibian Police’s public relations department, Marimo was driving a white Freight liner truck (registration mark ACZ 1506 with trailer reg no. AAS 9323) from Walvis Bay en route to Zimbabwe.
He was supposed to turn onto the B2 towards Usakos, but instead took a wrong turn and continued in the direction of Henties Bay.
Marimo was phoned and informed he was on the wrong route. He stopped and made a U-turn with the truck’s trailers positioned diagonally across the road.
A vehicle was approaching, but there was not much Marimo could do to prevent the vehicle slamming into the trailer of the truck. The force of the collision sent the vehicle, a Government care with the registration mark GRN 4338, under the trailer, instantly killing the sole occupant of the ill-fated vehicle, 49-year-old employee of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services, Festus Jason Amuikuaya.
Marimo was arrested at the scene.

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