South African-Based Zimbabwean Lecturer Shot Dead Hours Into 2020

A South African-based Zimbabwean lecturer, Sam Mambande was shot on the forehead in front of his family a few hours into 2020.

ZBC News report that Mbande who had spent the entire night celebrating with his family and friends at a popular drinking spot in Chipinge’s Gaza high-density suburb was shot by an unidentified man.

Eyewitnesses to the incident told ZBC News that the shooter had parked his car in the middle of the road and Mbande approached him to let him know that he was blocking other vehicles. One of the eyewitnesses said:

We were coming out of this bar when we saw a car parked in the middle of the road. He (Mambande) then hooted and went to ask why the driver was blocking the road thus when he was shot and they fled. We only managed to take the number plates of the vehicle.

An unnamed Chipinge resident appealed to the police to protect members of the public saying that a number of gun cases have been reported in the area.

More: ZBC News

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