Monday, September 20, 2021

Panic as military chopper lands in Jerera

The helicopter that landed in Jerera recently

TellZim Reporter
ZAKA – People at Jerera growth point and
surrounding areas were thrown into jitters last Thursday after an army
helicopter landed twice in the area.
Various leaders in Zaka confirmed that there
was an army helicopter which landed but no one knew exactly the reason why it
was there.
Most people in the country remain fearfully
respectful of the army especially after the overthrow of Robert Mugabe last
year, and the killing of at least six people in Harare on August 01.
When contacted for comment, Headquarter 4
Infantry Brigade public relations officer (PRO) Shelom Mudhara said he had no
knowledge that a military helicopter had landed there.
“We do not know of any military helicopter
landing in Zaka. There was no army business in Zaka which required a
helicopter,” said Mudhara.
However, Ward 19 councillor, Peter Imbayarwo
confirmed an army helicopter landed once then took off, came back and land
again before taking off for good.
“I saw the helicopter, it first landed near the
booster hill and took off. It then went away and came back and landed at an open
space near the police base,” said Imbayarwo.
Zaka Central MP Davison Svuure corroborated Imbayarwo,
saying he heard about the helicopter which landed in Jerera and one of the
people on board was a local army officer.
“I heard that there was an army helicopter in
Jerera and one of the people who were on board is from Madzivire area,” said
District Administrator (DA) Ndeya Nyede and
Zaka Rural District Council (RDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Majaura
all said they only heard about the helicopter but they did not see it and they
did not know why it was in Zaka.
Some residents said the army wanted to
establish a base in the Mutamba area while others said the army was there to
enforce price controls.
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