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Befitting End to Southerton Robbery, Suspect Shot Dead!

Armed Robbers Caught On Dash Cam While Robbing A Man In Southerton

Following a gunfight in the Unit A area of Chitungwiza on Saturday, police shot and killed one of the suspects linked to the armed robbery that occurred in Southerton last week.

According to Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, a spokesman for the national police, the suspect passed away in a hospital yesterday from wounds he received during the gunfight with police officers.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police says that on November 4, 2023, in Unit A, Seke, Chitungwiza, there was a gunshot incident involving 42-year-old Sam Mudzuri, a suspect in armed robbery.

“The shooting event comes after the Southerton robbery incident, which went viral on social media. On October 30, 2023, along Bryce Road in Harare, the complainant, who was driving a Toyota Hilux, was stopped by the suspects, who were riding in a Honda Fit.

“The suspects stole a cellphone, an Ipad and US$250 cash before speeding off in a Honda Fit vehicle. The incident was captured on the complainant’s vehicle dashboard camera.”

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Asst Comm Nyathi said on Saturday, detectives from CID Homicide acted on received information and tracked Mudzuri to his girlfriend’s house in Unit A, Seke, Chitungwiza where he was hiding.

Mudzuri was shot on the legs following an exchange of fire with detectives. He was referred to a hospital in Harare where he died on admission.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is pursuing other suspects who include Paul Chinake alias Pauros, Lovejoy alias Shorty, Teddie and Betto in connection with this armed robbery case.

In a related case, on Thursday police deployed in Beitbridge under operation “No to cross border crimes” arrested Raymond Chatama (21) at Beitbridge Border Post for illegal possession of a 0.22 Star pistol with a magazine with 19 live rounds and a 0.22 spent cartridge.

“Further investigations by CID Homicide Harare linked the suspect to four cases of robbery which occurred between 22 November 2022 and 26 December 2022 in Ruwa.”

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“The suspect implicated Best Zuze (42) who was arrested on 2 November 2023 at Zimbabwe Agricultural Showgrounds, Harare. The arrest led to the recovery of a 303 rifle, three pellet guns as well as 55 inch and 32 inch television sets.

The suspects are clearing a robbery case which occurred at a plot along Roseneath Road, Ruwa where a family was attacked before US$350 cash, two television sets, three cellphones a Toyota Hilux GD6 were stolen, as well as two robbery cases which occurred at two different supermarkets in Ruwa on 22 November 2022 where US$1 511 and $10 000 was stolen.

The suspects are also linked to a robbery case where US$510 cash, three torches and a Nexus generator were stolen at Kumusha Resort and Gardens, in Ruwa on 22 December 2022.

Meanwhile, have also arrested Tawanda Chivizhe (28), Terrence Nyasha Mugocha (21) and Tawananyasha Kaguda (21) in connection with a case of murder in which Panashe Nyamurowa (26) was killed last Thursday at the corner Sixth Street and Samora Machel Avenue in Harare.

Nyamurowa had confronted the suspects for allegedly stealing US$90 from a sex worker.

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“The Zimbabwe Republic Police assures the public that there is no going back in the fight against criminal acts in the country. Therefore, criminal syndicates will be tracked without fear or favour.

“Anyone with information on any criminal activity should feel free to report at any nearest police station so that the law can take its course.

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