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Cross border bus robbed of ZAR 140k, US$8520

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Cross border bus robbed of ZAR 140k, US$8520


Trymore Tagwirei

MASVINGO- A T and B Smart Express bus traveling from Mutare to South Africa was robbed of ZAR 140,160 and US$8,520 by three unidentified armed men near Mwenezi at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday last week.
The robbers had boarded the bus at Birchenough Bridge the previous evening at around 7 p.m. At 2 a.m., one of them fired a pistol into the roof of the bus, damaging all CCTV cameras before ordering the driver to stop.
They then proceeded to assault and rob him of ZAR 6,000 before robbing the passengers and making off with their loot.
Masvingo Provincial Police Deputy Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Lorraine Ndlovu confirmed this information while revealing that investigations were underway after a report was filed at Mwenezi Police Station since no suspects have been identified yet.

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