A Zimbabwean man was arrested in the UK for reckless driving following a crash on the A419.

The police were called to a two vehicle crash involving a Ford Fiesta and a Kia C’eed on the southbound carriageway of the A419 close to the Castle Eaton turn-off.

The man was also charged with illegal drug possession as the police believed that the packed sadza he had was actually amphetamine.

Tinashe Ndongwe (26) appeared before Swindon Crown Court and pleaded guilty to being behind the wheel of the Ford Fiesta on February 3.

The traffic police believed that they had recovered large amounts of what they believed to be amphetamine in his car.

However, prosecutor Tessa Hingston later dropped the drug charges of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

She said the contents of the parcels had been tested and found to contain sadza, a maize meal staple in Zimbabwe and other parts of southern Africa.

Judge Peter Crabtree bailed Ndongwe to appear before the crown court on Wednesday, April 22 to be sentenced for the reckless driving charge.

Meanwhile in Zimbabw, a man allegedly fatally stabbed his live-in girlfriend of eight years with a kitchen knife after she broke up with him citing abuse.

Makhubu village, Mr Stanley Moyo confirmed the incident which occurred within his area of jurisdiction.

He said Cephas Ndebele who was staying with his girlfriend Lynet Siziba fled after committing the offence and is still at large.

“I can confirm that there is a man from my village who stabbed his girlfriend to death with a kitchen knife. The man Cephas Ndebele was drinking at Makhokhoba Compound where they also stay and his girlfriend Lynet Siziba was at their tuckshop which is close to where he was drinking together with her young sister. Siziba approached Ndebele and told him that she wanted their relationship to end because he was abusing her,”

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