National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board chairman Martin Dinha shot himself in the thigh while fighting two armed robbers at an intersection in Greendale, Harare on Tuesday night.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the incident to H-Metro. He said:
Police are investigating an attempted robbery case that took place in Greendale and investigations are in progress. More details will be released in due course.
H-Metro reported a source as saying Dinha was driving from Cresta Lodge, at around 10 PM, when he suspected that a car was following him. Added the source:
Upon reaching an intersection, another car was reported to have blocked his vehicle.
One of the suspects produced an AK47 rifle and the other was armed with a machete.
Advocate Dinha was reported to have fired a warning shot and the suspects’ AK47 jammed and the two advanced and attacked him.
Advocate Dinha shot himself in the thigh, during the skirmish, and the suspects ran away.