The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested a gang of 7 thugs known as Team Barca in Chegutu. The gang has been arrested for assault and threats of violence. ZRP said in a statement:
A gang of seven known as Team Barca in Chegutu comprising Takemore Kudakwashe Maphosa, Benjamin Mutandwa, Benson Majoni, Frank Kudzani, Silent Nkiwane, Respect Mpofu and Washington Nyoni has been arrested in connection with a case of Assault and Threats of Violence.
One of the gang members Takemore Maphosa had a misunderstanding with the complainant over a game of snooker. Accused then threatened complainant with an axe but was restrained and the axe was taken to the police as an exhibit.
The accused then mobilised his gang members and went on a rampage assaulting the complainant and his family members demanding the axe. Our records show that such trivial matters often end up in the commission of serious crimes such as murder.
Members of the public are warned against engaging in unlawful acts. They should strive to settle disputes amicably without resorting to the use of violence.