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Boy (17) robbed, murdered in Mvuma

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Boy (17) robbed, murdered in Mvuma


Theresa Zibowa

CHIKOMBA-Police in the Midlands is investigating a case where a 17-year-old Chivhu boy was robbed and killed by a gang driving a silver Toyota Noah on Saturday.
Midlands Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the matter to The Mirror.
He said John Mbano (17) and two other men boarded a silver Toyota Noah at Chivhu Chicken Inn, intending to travel to Masvingo.
The vehicle allegedly had three men and a woman on board.
After driving for a while, the driver turned back towards Chivhu on a detour road and stopped at a bushy area.
The three men and a woman then demanded cash and valuables from Mbano and the two men he boarded the vehicle with.
The robbers went on to strip them and assaulted them with an iron bar and went away with US$285, ZAR100 and two cell phones.
Mbano was dumped in a bushy area two meters from the road, while the other two men were dumped a short distance from Mbano.
Mvuma Police attended the scene and found Mbano’s lifeless body with several stab wounds.
The body was taken to the Mvuma District Hospital mortuary.

Mahoko urged the public to desist from boarding Mushikashika motor vehicles. He also appealed to the general public with information leading to the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest police station.
On reaching a point near the blue gate, the alleged driver made a U-turn heading back to Chivhu using a detour road.
The suspects robbed the victims of cash amounting to US $285, ZAR 100, two cell phones and various groceries. After the offence, they dropped Mbano and left him in a bush about two meters from the road. They went on to drop the other two victims on their way back to the highway and sped off.
“We urge the public to desist from boarding Mushikashika motor vehicles but instead use public motor vehicles when travelling and take this time to appeal to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the accused to report at their nearest Police Station,” said Mahoko.

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