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Armed Robbers Kill Security Guard - Police

Armed Robbers Kill Security Guard - Police

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the death of a security guard at Harvey Farm in Glendale after he was assaulted by a gang of 11 machete-wielding robbers who wanted to steal a transformer.

Mashonaland Central provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Milton Mundembe, said the gang pounced at the farm at around 1 pm and found Mr Dick Mulila (46) a security guard at the farm together with his two colleagues who were on different points on the farm.

A robber approached Mulila who was manning the boom gate, assaulted him before tying his hands with a rope.

Two members of the group were left guarding Mulila while others went towards the transformer located 120 metres away.

They tried to strip the transformer of its accessories but it resulted in a huge spark and noise that was heard by farmworkers who alerted another security guard who was 2km away.

A couple, Locadia Chapenduka and Tonderai Kamukono, heard Mulila screaming for help and went to investigate.

They were attacked by two members of the gang who held them hostage, together with Mulila.

Insp Mundembe added that the other group of robbers went to the farm workshop where they found Mr Faster Mafunga, the deceased guard.

They assaulted him and stole Exide batteries, a compressor, grinder and a toolbox. 

They force-marched Mafunga to the boom gate before stripping five more Exide batteries from tractors and fleeing from the scene.

One of the hostages managed to untie himself and called for help.

Mafunga who had sustained serious injuries was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to the injuries later that afternoon.

Insp Mundembe appealed to the public to mobilise each other in large numbers when they hear suspicious noises and immediately contact the police for assistance.

More: The Herald

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