Police Officers in Shurugwi arrested two men in connection with nine cases of robbery committed between December 1, 2019, and January 2020.
The two, Edson Nyathi (24) and Kudakwashe Ndlela (19, and their accomplice who is at large, attacked their victims using machetes and other weapons in Shurugwi. Deputy national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Blessmore Chishaka said:
In one case, the victim was struck on the head with a machete and sustained a deep cut while three others were stabbed with a knife.
The suspects got away with property and cash valued at $30 800, US$2 900 and six bags of gold ore. On January 2 this year, the police tracked and arrested them at their hideout near Peak Mine in Shurugwi and recovered the weapons used in robberies and some of the stolen property.
There has been an increase in cases of machete-wielding gangs countrywide, the infamous MaShurugwi, attacking people and getting away with their valuables.
The gangs also use knives and axes to rob people of cellphones and cash.