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Gwanda businessman shot 5 times by robbers

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Gwanda businessman shot 5 times by robbers



GWANDA – A Gwanda businessman was shot five times by robbers on Sunday and he later died at a Bulawayo Hospital on Monday.
The incident took place at Buvuma Business Centre.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the death of Unkemetsi Maphosa (27) who ran Mazwi Beerhall.
Mangena said Maphosa was sleeping with his wife Unkemetsi Makwaiba (27) when they were woken up by a padlock alarm and went to investigate.
“They saw three accused persons who introduced themselves as police officers and ordered the complainants to open the door. One of the accused fired towards the complainants and hit Maphosa once on the right hand, three times on the pelvis and once in the belly” said Mangena.
The suspects proceeded to the back of the shop where they tried to force open the storeroom and the couple made good their escape to a nearby homestead.
The suspects ransacked the house getting away with a box of Breeze and Storm cigarettes, a Samsung cell phone and R4 135.
All the suspects reportedly wore Ellesse tracksuits and they are still at large.
Mangena urged the public not to resist armed robbers and advised businessmen to form security committees to thwart such robberies.

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