The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned members of the public against abuse of firearms to settle scores or threaten others during disputes after a motorist drew a gun and threatened to shoot a fellow driver for stopping in the middle of the road.
A police report seen by Pindula News says the incident happened in Mufakose, Harare. Read the report:
On 27/11/22, Police in Harare received a report of pointing a firearm in which a motorist only identified as Mapondera, pointed an unidentified pistol at the victim before threatening to shoot him.
The victim had stopped the vehicle he was driving in the middle of the road to greet a friend along Mutondo Road, Mufakose.
Reports of abuse of firearms in Zimbabwe have been increasing in recent years to the extent that ZRP contemplated raiding targeted homes and business premises in search of illegally held firearms.
President mmerson Mnangagwa even declared a 53-day amnesty in August on all illegal gun owners to voluntarily surrender their weapons without any prosecution. Some paid heed to the call and surrendered their firearms while some ignored it.