A DRIVER working for the Livingstone City Council was yesterday arrested for trying to overtake a convoy carrying Vice President Guy Scott.
The driver has since been charged with dangerous driving and he will appear in court soon.
Southern Province Commissioner of Police Mary Chikwanda confirmed in an interview yesterday that Osman Mangwato, 34,was arrested yesterday after he tried to overtake Dr Scott’s convoy.
Ms Chikwanda said Mr Mangwato had been charged with dangerous driving and he would appear in court soon.
“Mr Mangwato’s vehicle was moving at a fast speed and almost bushed my car. We tried to stop him but he could not and he was later arrested after his vehicle bashed the Vice President’s convoy,” Ms Chikwanda said.
A reliable source within Livingstone City Council said Mr Mangwato was carrying a team of protocol officers and he was rushing to where Dr Scott was going to enable him arrive at the destination before the Vice President.
Dr Scott is today (Monday) expected to officiate at a regional conference on corruption for Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).