Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed that six armed robbers stormed former Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s Choppies Kholisane Supermarket in Pumula South, Bulawayo and got away with $500 cash after robbing customers and shop workers at gunpoint. The robbers also emptied all the money from the tills.
Inspector Simango appealed to members of the public to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects. Said Simango:
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We have received a report of robbery in Pumula and investigations are still on going. We are appealing to the public for information that can lead to the arrest of the criminals. Members of the public can report people who might be known to have guns, so that we can check if the gun is licensed or not.We are also appealing to the shopkeepers not to keep too much money in their shops to avoid such losses.
Phelekezela Mphoko was the vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and former secretary of the Zanu-PF party. Mphoko was appointed to this position by Robert Mugabe on 10 December 2014. The other vice president appointed at the same time as him is Emmerson Mnangagwa.... Read More About Phelekezela Mphoko
Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and it is 439km from the capital, Harare, 111 km from the Botswana border, and on the line of rail via Victoria Falls to Zambia and the copperbelt. Its location was the home of the last Matabele (Ndebele) king,... Read More About Bulawayo
Choppies Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean operation of Botswana Stock Exchange-listed supermarket retail chain Choppies. Choppies Zimbabwe is owned by Nanavac Investment (Pvt) Ltd which is itself owned 51% by Siqokoqela Mphoko (son to former Zimbabwe vice president Phelekezela Mphoko) to and 49% the Botswana stock... Read More About Choppies Zimbabwe