The Zimbabwe Republic Police has said the death of John Sithole who died in a Beitbridge shootout which followed a 14-hour stand-off, solves a number of cases.
Sithole was on a list of police’s most wanted people in connection with crimes committed in Beitbridge, Mberengwa and along highways to Harare and Bulawayo.
National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, yesterday gave details of cases being cleared.
The suspect has helped clear two cases of rape and attempted murder in Mberengwa and seven armed robberies that occurred around Beitbridge.
However, we cannot give further details concerning the cases since we are pursuing his other accomplices.
In the Mberengwa case which happened three weeks ago, Sithole is alleged to have raped a woman and her child in before locking them up in a house and setting them ablaze.
The victims were saved by other villagers who managed to put out the fire.
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