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Masvingo cop shoots colleague in Rujeko C


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Matsongoni

A police officer
mistakenly shot and injured his colleague who had accompanied him on a raid on
a licensed firearm owner in Rujeko C on Tuesday, October 08.
Police in Masvingo
referred all questions to Ass Com Paul Nyathi who confirmed the case but said
he had not yet received full details of the case.
“I heard about it but
have not yet received the full details. You may want to check with me later,”
said Nyathi.
The incident happened
along Ingwe Drive when the officers had collected the gun from its civilian
owner.
Sources said off-duty
police officers at Rujeko A shopping centre noticed that one Chengetai Musiyarira
was carrying a firearm in his pocket. They trailed him as he walked towards
Jazire shopping centre in Rujecko C.
They caught up with him
in Ingwe Drive where they then asked to search him, to which Chengetai complied
and handed over the gun to one Detective Constable Masendu.
Sources, however, said
the pistol had a valid licence number (442956) which was due for expiry in
2022.
As Masendu began to
unload the firearm, he accidentally discharged it and the bullet hit one
Constable Nyambuwa just below the abdomen and the bullet went through his
intestines.
The victim was rushed
to Makurira Memorial Clinic from where he was referred to Masvingo Provincial
Hospital where underwent a successful operation to remove the bullet.
Nyambuwa is currently
admitted in the intensive care unit of the hospital.

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