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Six armed robbers terrorise Mwenezi villagers

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Six armed robbers terrorise Mwenezi villagers


Trymore Tagwirei

MASVINGO-Six armed robbers pounced at Pazai Business Centre and surrounding homesteads under Chief Chitanga in Mwenezi and got away with ZAR2 560 and US$130, Masvingo Police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa has said.
Dhewa said the armed robbers terrorised the villagers on Wednesday last week around 8: 30 pm and Police has since launched a manhunt for them.
He said the armed robbers arrived at the business centre and entered Pazai Shop where Phlezile Pazai was serving customers. One of the robbers approached him and produced a kitchen knife before demanding cash.
Four other robbers produced knives and the sixth one produced a pistol and ordered all patrons to lie down. The robbers then took ZAR 740, US$ 20 and a Samsung A3 Premier Cellphone from Pazai before they searched the patrons and got away with a further ZAR 250.
“The gang then went to Ramonga Shop where they found a juvenile behind the counter and threatened to kill her with a knife if she refused to give them money that was in a cash box. One gang member fired three shots into the air and the juvenile surrendered ZAR1 500 and US$ 50 that was in a cash box.
“They then proceeded to a primary school that is about 3, 5 km from the business centre raided Annoyance Mafumhe’s house in the school yard and got away with US$ 60, an itel phone and ZAR70 before robbing another teacher of an itel P37 Cellphone,” said Dhewa.
He also said that after robbing the two teachers, the gang went to the school deputy school head Tawanda Madyangove (48) and assaulted him with logs as they demanded keys to the school’s safe.
Madyangove did not yield and the gang only took an Itel cellphone from him and disappeared into a bushy area. Madyangove was taken to Neshuro hospital for medication.

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