MUTARE- A taxi driver here was recently left counting losses
after customers who had hired his services turned on him robbing him of his
car, cellphone and money.
Marshal Kujuva was hired from Dangamvura bus terminus
by two men who wanted to be taken to consult a prophet in Zimunya.
The two unidentified men later on robbed Kujuva of his
Honda Fit car, Itel smartphone and US$92.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector
Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident which occurred last week saying
investigations were still ongoing.
is said that the two men approached Kujuva wanting to be taken to Zimunya from
Dangamvura bus terminus.
of the accused persons occupied the front seat while the other sat at the back.
used the Mutare -Masvingo highway
and turned at Zimunya turnoff where they used the
After a few meters from the highway, the taxi driver
was ordered to stop near a bushy area where the suspects said they would
complete the journey to the prophet’s shrine on foot.
The suspects convinced Kujuva to go with them so that
he could also be helped with issues which might be bothering him and the
unsuspecting Kujuva agreed.
and the two suspects used
a small path into the bush towards the
purported prophet’s place and when they were about
50 meters from the vehicle, one of the accused
grabbed the complainant‘s car
keys while the other threatened him with a
suspects assaulted Kujuva before tying him up with
an electric cable whilst a cloth was stuffed into his mouth before disappearing
with his car.
later untied himself and reported the
matter at Zimunya police station where officers
attended the scene but nothing
Inspector Kakohwa urged motorists not to drive to
secluded places and roads with unknown people.