Douglas Musengi, a commando with the Zimbabwe National Army foiled an armed robbery after disarming and apprehending one of the suspects who had broken into his home in Magwegwe North Bulawayo. However, the suspect fired a shot which missed Musengi, who claims he used his Special Forces training to dodge the bullet. Speaking to The Chronicle, Musengi said,
…Dube scaled a perimeter wall into the house next door. I went after him in a flash because the Heliborne Unit specialises in obstacle training. It is then that I saw Dube had company. The other two shouted at Dube to kill me but they fled in a different direction as I closed in.
I saw the glint of the gun and realised it was pointed in my direction. A few metres separated us. I feigned to the left and moved right at the last moment. He fired and missed. Before he could pull the trigger again, I was on him and I wrestled the gun from his hand…I thought the gun was loaded with blanks so I was surprised to see it had live rounds when the police arrived.
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Dube and his partner are expected to appear in court soon.
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