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Former SA Soldier Arrested With A Loaded Pistol In Chivi

Former SA Soldier Arrested With A Loaded Pistol In Chivi

A former member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was recently arrested in Masvingo Province for possessing an unlicenced Glock 17 pistol loaded with 11 rounds.

Fannie Frank Manzini (54) was arrested with two Zimbabwean accomplices Talkmore Maruva (38) and Jacob Gwenhamo (38). Police suspect that the trio was planning to commit armed robbery.

According to The Mirror, Manzini of 10 St Peters Mansions, Bellevue, Johannesburg, appeared before Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu on Monday.

He is facing one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of contravening section 29 (i) (a) of the Immigration Act chapter 04.02, being an alien, entering, remaining, or departing Zimbabwe without a valid travel document.

Maruva is of Matumbware Village, Headman Masunda in Chivi.

Prosecuting, Noel Muranda said that on August 12, 2022, at around 5 pm, CID Mwenezi and Police at Ngundu received a tipoff that two men were armed and intending to commit robbery at Ngundu.

Police then made a follow-up and waylaid the two at Delta Beverages at Ngundu and arrested them.

They were found in possession of a Glock 17×19 mm Calibre Austria pistol, serial number BH2Y094, loaded with 11 rounds.

Regional Magistrate Zuyu remanded the two in custody and advised them to apply for bail at the High Court.

More: The Mirror

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20 Comments

i 1 month ago

atleast magona kwete zvekugarira mawish paroad muchirota ma100rands paNgundu apo tirikukuonai zvamurikuita imi porisi


g 1 month ago

ko zvazvambonzi vakaedza kurobber mkadzi kwachivi.......zvinhu zvacho.....hameno pindula


VADER🇿🇦 1 month ago

Why are they given the option for bail ?that's the problem right there.


Ginious 1 month ago

there given bail bt Jobho vakurambirwa.mmm

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Not guilty until proven guilty 😂 law has no short cut no hear say, it protects everyone...


Minaj moyo 1 month ago

They will be in SA the following day if they get bail.

XXX 1 month ago

Ko iwee zvawakatoita kuenda neyako kuVED wakaonekwa nani ???


Steven Chidhumo 1 month ago

In defence vanongoti we where on our way to the nearest police station to surrender the firearms, now the burden will lie with the prosecution


ery 1 month ago

how can u surrender the piston to police and leaving bullets home,iroo zimuvhunzo rakandirwa tsotsi naPP

tongwai 1 month ago

they did say bring your guns and amunition though

_____ 1 month ago

It's a loaded pistol, how can you explain that?

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saikorojist 1 month ago

why make one story two? asi news dzirikunetsa kuwana?


wer 1 month ago

rip english

bee 1 month ago

its unfortunate kut defence yoyo yakaramba kushanda kwaury CHIDHUMO asi i plan


BB&CB 1 month ago

Job well done 🙏


Sniper 1 month ago

the pistol was on its way to be surrendered at a police station , ipolice yaba lamawala yasibopha , So we were following the directive of His Excellency The Commander in Chief , The Head of gvt and President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.


Sniper 1 month ago

police ndoyo ine mhosva of disregarding the directive of the President not to arrest those surrendering fire arms , yes I'm pleading guilty of illegally crossing into Zim but i had no intention to commit crime with the pistol.


Baby wakho 1 month ago

@Sniper read both articles,they left evidence at the crime scene.

Kule Dhambi 1 month ago

@Sniper, muzukuru, statement rako bhoo asi ndovona sokuti wakangamwa kuti mabhinya aya akaridza chiv****v**** chacho pamusha pemunhu uye mbumburu dzakawanikwa dziripo

chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

zorora zorora zorora



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