Crime and Courts

Gokwe businessman robbed US20K, firearm


GOKWE-Daring robbers ransacked a Gokwe business man, took away US$9 900 cash, R3000, seized a revolver gun loaded with 28 rounds and five cellphones valued at US$10 400.

The incident took place at Masakadza Business Centre in Gokwe South on April 7, 2024 at around 1 am.

Midlands police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko told The Midweek Watch that on that dreadful night, a gang of robbers armed with axes and logs, pounced on Leonard Chari (45), who resides with his family at his grocery shop.

The gang demanded cash and other belongings and mercilessly assaulted Chari, his wife, children, and the shop attendant.

“The intruders took away a total of $9,900 in cash, R3,000, a Taurus Revolver gun, and 5 cellphones, all valued at $10,400 and left undetected,” said Inspector Mahoko.

Insp Mahoko added that the stolen gun was found abandoned in the complainant’s yard, dropped by the criminals.

In an unrelated incident, the police has arrested Blessing Mahlasire and currently hunting  for Reverend Magora, who is on the run, facing allegations of murder.

Insp Mahoko said  Mahlasire and Magora attacked  Shepherd  Mavoka (22) while they were drinking beer at Lundi Business Centre in Zvishavane.

The incident occurred on April 6, 2024, at around 7 pm.

According to police investigations, a misunderstanding ensued between Mavoka and the two suspects, leading to a physical altercation.

Mahlasire and Magora then  struck Mavoka with bricks and empty beer bottles all over the body, said Mahoko.

“On April 7, 2024, at 6 am, a passerby discovered the body of Shepherd Mavoka lying on the ground approximately 100 meters from the Business Centre, and the matter was reported to the police,” added Insp Mahoko.

The police are now appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the arrest of Magora, to contact the nearest police station.

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