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Man Arrested In Harare CBD After Being Found Selling A Gun

Man Arrested In Harare CBD After Being Found Selling A Gun

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in Harare Central Business District (CBD) after he was found selling a firearm. A police report seen by Pindula News says the police got a tip-off that Tanaka Rujuwa was in possession of a gun. Reads the police report:

On 05/10/22, Police in Harare swiftly reacted to a tip-off and arrested Tanaka Rujuwa (25) at Markert Square Bus Terminus for possession of an unregistered Plainsman 175 Pistol and a Mossberg round. The suspect was arrested while selling the firearm for US$1 500.

The arrest comes a week after the expiry of the Presidential Amnesty on Voluntary Surrender of Firearms and compliance with the police verification exercise.

545 firearms were surrendered as of 29 September 2022 under the amnesty.

Amnesty was announced against the backdrop of an increase in crimes such as armed robberies and other forms of crimes of passion.

Illegal possession of firearms is a violation of section 4(4)(b) of the Firearms Act and may attract a jail sentence of about 24 months, depending on the circumstances.

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18 Comments

User. 1 month ago

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Theonewhoissent 1 month ago

24 months in prison is gross injustice and too lenient for someone found possessing firearms illegally. Hefty sentences should be administered to such culprits as deterrent to would be culprits. Imagine a cattle rustler getting 23 years compared to a potential human killer getting a meat 2 years in prison. So what is with our justice and correctional system. Lord have mercy.


ana tichambokomentawo 1 month ago

@ pizza boy...kwana...kwana...kwana.its not about the weapon...it's about the crime.do'fo do'fo do'fo...it's murder but the sentence is based on the circumstances.it doesn't mean if one buys a gun they want to commit a crime.kushanda wotenga dzimwe mombe hupenyu hwemhuri yangu hwakamira.kwana...kwana...kwana.

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@Ana tichambokomentawo I beg to differ, pfuti inokwanisa kuuraya munhu nemaseconds asina kumbowana chance yekurwira hupenyu hwake but makabirwa mombe munokwanisa kushanda motenga dzimwe. @Theonewhoissent is correct👏👏

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Ana tichambokomentawo 1 month ago

stealing cattle in rural areas it's destroying the life of the whole family...zero school fees...zero lobola...etc...cattle rustling should attract a lifetime prison sentence.

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Police 1 month ago

Yainyaya kudhura ndosaka takazomusunga


Anonymous 1 month ago

chinodhura papfuti i ammunition, iyo pfuti yacho haimbonyanyi hayo kudhura, 45 to 60 dollars depending ne type


Erby wacho 1 month ago

@muzivi wenzira yaparuwareunopuriswa nemasungisa,ammunition mabara not storage cabinet,ndachema zvangu

onashe 1 month ago

ammunition ndochii zviya


i 1 month ago

iweka muzivi wenzira yepastone uchanyepa

muzivi wenzira yeparuware 1 month ago

ammunition isafe inochengeterwa pfuti.

Michael Jackson 1 month ago

He must be arrested for some years he might be an armed robber who knows plus where did he get the gun from


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

It is too sad to have someone selling a firearm after ignoring amnesty. The must decent on him heavily.

The amnesty was declared and gone resulting in 545 guns being surrendered. This was a great achievement.

The fact that one is found selling a firearm a few days after the expiration of an amnesty showed that there were still illegal firearms within the society. The incident also showed that the security awareness is high.

[ CITIZENS ARE URGED TO REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[THE BUSH LAWYER4CCC].


Mugombi 1 month ago

Inosungisa here iyo. Its an airgun. It has co2 catridges and it fires bbs. Ndeyeshiri iyo



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