By Staff Reporter
A grade four pupil at Malindela primary school in Old Pumula in Bulawayo died after he was knocked down by a speeding commuter omnibus as schools opened for the third term today.
Emmanuel Mlambo (8) was run over by a speeding kombi killing him on the spot as he was heading to school with his friends.
His uncle Mr Njabulo Ncube said the family is devastated with Emmanuel’s death and blamed the kombi driver for negligent driving.
Mr Ncube said the driver who was using his cell phone veered off the road and hit the young boy who was walking on the side of the road.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson inspector Abednico Ncube said the kombi driver has been arrested and is assisting police with investigations.