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Two People Shot By Stray Bullets In Chitungwiza [Full Text]

Two People Shot By Stray Bullets In Chitungwiza [Full Text]

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced that two people were admitted to Chitungwiza and Parirenyatwa Hospitals after being shot by a stray bullet. Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the bullet was fired by police who had engaged in a shootout with an armed robbery suspect identified as Denis Madondo. The incident happened at Taita Shops in Chitungwiza on 27th June 2022. In a statement seen by Pindula News, Nyathi said the police officers missed and the bullets hit the duo. Reads Nyathi’s statement:


The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating an unfortunate incident that occurred at Taita Shops in Chitungwiza on 27th June 2022 at around 1600 hours, where Police had a shoot-out with a robbery suspect only identified as Denis Madondo.

Police received a tip-off and located the suspect at Taita Shops. The suspect noticed detectives approaching and drew an Airgun pistol from his jacket before pointing it to the detectives. In response, the detectives fired a warning shot into the air and later shot towards the suspect and missed him.

The suspect dropped the pistol and fled into the bushes where he got into an unregistered red Honda Fit vehicle and drove off towards Chitungwiza-Hwedza Road.

After about an hour, it emerged that the bullet which missed the suspect had hit Tashinga Mugwara and Pamela Muchazorwei. The two victims sustained serious injuries and are currently admitted at Chitungwiza Hospital and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals respectively.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police deeply regrets the unfortunate shooting of the two and urges the public to quickly move away from crime scenes especially when armed robbers are confronting Police officers.

The Police will not rest until all robbery suspects are brought to book and the law takes its course. Above all, criminals are warned against resisting arrest and firing at Police officers, as an appropriate measure of force will be retained.

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Thor 1 month ago

dai atopfurwa hawo mapurisa achoo than kuuraya ma innocents

poorvho 1 month ago

They deliberately missed the criminal, coz he is one of them

ED pfee 1 month ago

Zanu pf police warns "criminals against resisting arrest...", kkkkkk what a silly warning. Does a criminal ever want to be arrested? The Zanu pf police officers have to be retrained in order to be able to quell our new order of the day, that is of facing armed Roberts. When our guys were trained, the training was to equip them with skills to run after unarmed thieves, not a gun wielding robber. Now see the results.

Tisa 1 month ago

How can a sensible police officer warn criminals not to resist arrest?

Tafara Muchada 1 month ago

Pindula please delete those copied and pasted comments, if they want to publish news they should start press companies

Pragmatist 1 month ago

They seriously lack Tactics, if you are aware of that the suspect is armed how can you approach the suspect in suits were and it arouses suspicion in the even of the most ignorant criminal.
They must rather push trolleys, wear worksuits, have spanners so as to fit in nezviripo pa ground.
Kwete kuti tsosi rinotoona kuti ayo matikitivha that results in such scenarios

biggie smalls 1 month ago

warwadziwa nei?

makaturenewa here 1 month ago

police should not fire guns in public places period


Ginious 1 month ago

Nhai Mapurisa ishave here.muzvisiye izvozvo .pfuranai kumabani uko kwete mapublic places.

Leh 1 month ago

Detective apotsa munhu uyo handifungi kana ane mwana

Bright 1 month ago

Bushes pataita pane sango her

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

ndikutozvishayawo kuti iTaita ipi yeku O here,sango ragoita papi uuumm kumwe kunyepa kwachoka.

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Is Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi telling citizens the procedure the detectives were trained in and should have followed, but the detectives panicked. From Assistant Commissioner Nyathi's narative, it was police who shot first at Denis Madondo who had drawn his firearm from his jacket, but had not shot at them. Detectives should have realised that the shopping center was crowded and should not have directed their fire at the crowded space. Citizens could have lost two lives here in crossfire.




Kule 1 month ago

@Bright,,, ndambozama kuda kutsvaga kuti sango riripapi paTaita Shops haaa ndashaya

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

sango hakuna ndochokwadi,mapurisa anonyepa

mama Bee 1 month ago

manyepero e police ka hayaas vakasvika vanhu vatopfurwa Kare Ava l think that guy nyaya yaakapfurirwa anogona ariiiye akaita tip off ku police Denis ndokuzviziva ndokuuya kuma recovery Ava mai Ava vakarohwa nebara rakapfura rasta Ava chete

mama Bee 1 month ago

@Bright kkkkkk vakaits dhiri vaitove ne Runx vakatiza vachisiya mota hameno kumberi vakafamba sei

detector 1 month ago

mama bee neumbowo hwenyu u can b a witness kuitira chapupu

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Usatyise munhu iwe

spartar 1 month ago

"quickly move away from crime scenes" pane anomira here kana pfuti yarira.

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

mazuvano vanhu nekuda kutora mifananidzo kuda kuisa masoshari havambotize

The King of Serpents 1 month ago

27 June is coming back to haunt us.

mama Bee 1 month ago

@Detector ndonoita witness yei Iwo mapurisa Achiti anga aripo

mama Bee 1 month ago

@spartar hazvina kumbotora 10 seconds chaidzo isu takazongoona vanhu vatove pasi

xxx 1 month ago

police did not put safety first.They knew he was an armed robber and also high chance he would resist arrest.Yet they carried on there operation in a public space.How arrogant of him the police commissioner to say you should move away.The police should be sued .How can he shoot in a direction we there ar civilians.

ppp 1 month ago

sue the police

Swagger 1 month ago

Nyika yazara ma armed robber,unoona porisi ye Zanu isina kana kupfeka bullet vessel kupusa chaiko mupfura nema tsotsi

Lodzatech 1 month ago

surely how can a trained police officer exchange gunfire in public.nxaaa

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