Sources familiar with the incident told Bulawayo24.com that Tonje was in an unregistered truck when he committed the offence. The sources reportedly said:
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Tonje fired two shots when he approached a police roadblock in Mount Darwin after firing the shots, police officers fled in different directions in fear of being shot.
Tonje who is reportedly a well-known drug peddler in the mining town could neither confirm nor deny the allegations when he was contacted for comment.