Machete Gang Raids Mine
14 June 2020
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POLICE have launched a manhunt for two machete- wielding robbers who were part of a trio that attacked workers at Vova Mine in Gwanda.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident which occurred on Sunday last week at around 1am.

He said Tabenga Mudenda (23) who has since been arrested was in the company of Tafirei Dube (23) and Culture Siyamwini (26) when they attacked four mine workers and left with R1 030, $6 900, four cellphones and an undisclosed amount of beer and airtime. He said Mudenda was apprehended by members of the community who tracked him down.

“I can confirm that we recorded a robbery case which occurred at Vova Mine. Three men that were armed with machetes went to the mine at around 1am and attacked four mine workers while they were asleep. They took R1 030, $6 900, four cellphones, airtime and beer before fleeing the scene.

“The mine workers teamed up with their colleagues and they pursued the robbers and managed to apprehend one of them and handed him over to the police. We managed to recover three machetes, two cell phones, $1 792, R250 and airtime worth $30.

Investigations are underway and we would like to appeal to members of the public with information that could lead to the arrest of these suspects to contact Assistant Inspector Chinoni on 0772 946 662/0712946662 or they can contact any nearest police station,” he said.-The Sunday News