Traditional weapons are banned in Kwekwe

KWEKWE – Police in Kwekwe has issued a prohibition order banning the carrying of traditional weapons in public due to an upsurge in crime.
Officer Commanding Kwekwe District, Chief Superintendent Denford Maingire yesterday said there is an increase in violence and murder cases related to the use of such weapons.
The order which is in the hands of The Mirror will run for three months from October 18 to January 17, 2022.
Last month, David Tembo (30) was stabbed to death at Dollar Bar by seven unknown assailants for showing off at a beer drink.
A week ago, Thubelihle Khoshow (26), a businessman went berserk and killed seven people using a spear.
Banned weapons include catapults, machetes, knobkerries, axes, swords, knives and spears. Those who breach the law will face six months in jail term.
“The reason for this prohibition is to suppress cases such as murder armed robberies, assault, robbery, attempted murder and unlawful entry in Kwekwe district,” said Police.

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