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Machete gang leaves cops for dead

                                                                Constable Brian Ndlovu



Cephas Shava

MWENEZI – Two
Mwenezi police officers were last Thursday left nursing severe injuries after
they were attacked by unidentified hooligans who were evading arrest at Maranda
Business Centre in Mwenezi West, TellZim News has learnt.
Constable
Elvis Mutambara’s left hand fingers were nearly chopped off while Constable
Brian Siyabonga was left with a deep scar on the back of his neck following the
attack which occurred on March 14.
Provincial
police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Charity Mazula said she had not yet received the report.
Sources, however, said the incident happened when the officers tried to arrest the thugs.
“A
lot of people were at the centre when three officers;Brian Ndlovu, Siyabonga and
Mutambara some suspicious characters. One of the gang members immediately
attacked Mutambara but he used his hand to block the blow which was aimed at
his head. Four of his fingers were nearly sliced off.
“While
trying to save Mutambara, Siyabonga was also hit by a machete on the back of
his neck,” said an eyewitness.
Ndlovu
fled the scene unscathed followed by his bloodied colleagues.
The
officers were taken to Maranda Clinic and further referred to Neshuro District
Hospital where they were stitched and later on discharged.
Two
of the officers are said to have sought further treatment from private medical
practitioners.
The
thugs were still at large by the time of going to print.

                                                                Constable Elvis Mutambara

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