A man died in Harare earlier today, near corner Kwame Nkrumah and Angwa Street after he was shot in the head by another civilian. The alleged shooter who was wearing the scarf which has been popularised by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have parked his car at QV Pharmacy. When he was asked to pay for parking by the youths who are reported to control the parking in the are, the alleged shooter refused to do so, insisting that he would only pay to an official from the City of Harare.
This resulted in an argument between the shooter and the youths. The argument escalated quickly and the youths started assaulting the shooter who tried to flee from them. While attempting to escape, he pulled out his firearm and fired two shots. One of the shots hit a woman who was not involved in the situation although reports say it is not fatal. The second shot which was fatal, hit one of the parking assistants who had joined in the fray and had rushed to catch the alleged shooter as he was running away. He died on the spot after being hit on the head.
After firing the shots, the shooter was caught and beaten up the youths. The youths went on to torch the alleged shooter’s car.
We publish the statement from the Zimbabwe Republic Police on the incident below in full,
The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the death of a 40 year old man following a shooting incident that occurred at the corner of Angwa Street and Nkwarne Nkrumah near QV Pharmacy, Harare today, 10 October 2018 in the morning.
Circumstances are that a 24 year old man parked his Subaru car at the corner of Angwa Street and Nkwame Nkrumah, Harare and left his two sisters in the car whilst carrying out business in the Central Business District. Five men approached the sisters who were seated in the Subaru car and demanded that the car be removed from where it was parked.
A dispute arose and the two sisters called the owner of the vehicle to come back. When the owner of the vehicle came back, a scuffle ensued resulting in the owner of the Subaru vehicle drawing out a pistol. He then fired a shot which resulted in the death of the 40 year old man.
The mob that had gathered then became violent and set on fire the Subaru vehicle. The police quickly moved in and managed to arrest the 24 year old man and the four men who had incited the violence.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to warn members of the public to desist from interfering with movement of traffic and allocation of parking space for motor vehicles in the Central Business Districts. The law will certainly take its course on people
who engage in activities bent on hindering the maintenance of law and order. The Zimbabwe Republic Police is continuing to carry out investigations in this unfortunate shooting incident.
— Lyton Reid (@ReidLyton) October 10, 2018
The FeedZw managed to interview the deceased’s wife.
BREAKING : @TheFeedZW spoke to the wife of the man who was recently shot to death in the CBD.
According to her the now deceased worked as a parking assistant (tout) near Harvest house. And she was called from her vending site and told he had died.#TheFeedZW @PatsonDzamara pic.twitter.com/dsW9RhI2sQ
— The FeedZW (@TheFeedZW) October 10, 2018
Article will be updated as more details come in.