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Man on the run after shooting senior police boss and Madzibaba in Hwedza

Police are hunting for a lone gunman who shot dead three people and seriously injured another in Hwedza under unclear circumstances before fleeing. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the suspect was driving a Toyota Allion.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is urgently appealing for information which may immediately lead to the arrest of a suspect who is driving a Toyota Allion, new shape, white in color, registration number AFW 7641,” Ass Comm Nyathi said.

“The suspect went to an apostolic sect church gathering in Hwedza today (Friday) at 1430 hours and fatally shot dead a prophet. He then pounced on police officers who had reacted to the shooting and suddenly shot dead Officer in Charge Hwedza and another policeman (who is critically injured).

“The suspect drove his vehicle and went to Mukamba Business Centre where he shot another person dead and drove away. The suspect is currently on the run and the public is urged to approach him with extreme caution.”

Ass Comm Nyathi has urged the public to report at any nearest police station the possible location of the suspect or contact the national complaints desk or Mashonaland East operations.

In other news – A’level student dies after a snake bite in a classroom

An A’level student at Rushinga High was bitten by a snake in the classroom yesterday while coming from sports and died in the evening. The shocking incident was confirmed by Rushinga legislator Tendai Nyabani.


“I can confirm a sudden death in Rushinga where a form six girl Melody Chiputura (17) was bitten by a snake yesterday afternoon after coming from sports,” Nyabani said. Learn More

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