“It Was A Traumatic 30-Minute Encounter,” As Machete Gang Besiege Business Centre

The Herald has reported that a seven-member gang armed with machetes, axes, bicycle chains, knives and iron bars laid siege to Nyaradza Business Centre in Gokwe South where it looted shops and bars, robbed and assaulted members of the public on Friday night.

Mr Maxwell Gondo, a teacher at a nearby school, said that he was about to leave the business centre when the gang rounded up people. He narrated:

It was a traumatic 30-minute encounter with the machete gang as they would strike at will, assaulting and cursing victims who would be found with nothing valuable.

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I lost a cellphone and US$5 which I had in my pocket, but I felt for a colleague whom they pounced on after me. I saw them assaulting him with chains over why he had nothing on him.

We were told to lie down and they searched everyone while striking others with machetes.

The incident was confirmed by Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende who said that a manhunt for the suspects is already underway.

The development comes when the police have banned the possession of machetes, axes and knives in the public in the Midlands Province, to restore sanity.

More: The Herald

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2 comments on ““It Was A Traumatic 30-Minute Encounter,” As Machete Gang Besiege Business Centre

  1. zimbabweans stop being harrased by these zanupf dogs i told you to form self defence unit with bow and arrows axes and machete have whistles those with guns polish them whenever they attack anyone who see must blow whistle anyone who hear the whistle must go for his weapon and with bows and arrows strike those criminals dead while those with axes fight thtas the only way to stop this until the gvt stood up and calm their dogs enough is enough once they know people are armed they will fear you cant stand up and see your children being raped kill the them too we know there is no leadership in zim but what is there is a mabhemba gvt

  2. Mashurugwe are being funded by Zanu pf and high Government leaders. ED and Zanu pf have economically failed to solve the problems of the Country and now have resorted to violence to keep them in power.

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