A Zimbabwean National Army officer and a member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police Support on Friday night opened fire at the Beitbridge Border Post towards a cross-border transporter’s vehicle.
The soldier identified as Gwaze shot twice at the vehicle with an AK47 assault rifle. One of the police officers who was manning the exit gate said:
We took cover as he shot oblivious of the danger posed to people in the direction of the car he was firing at.
He must have fired seven times with the last two as he emerged from the VID gate shouting ‘stop him’ to surprised policemen manning the gate. One policeman fired two shots towards the car which had driven past.
The driver of the vehicle that was shot at has since been identified as Gumbo Chiweshe.
Chiweshe’s vehicle, registration number AEJ 8714, had gone through and been cleared by the Customs and Excise Department and authorised out.
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