Two Victoria Falls men were shot dead outside the resort town after they allegedly tried to disarm two anti-smuggling soldiers deployed to man the Zambezi River.
Police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the shooting incident which took place on Wednesday evening. He said:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating the circumstances in which two suspects tried to disarm members of the security services who were on anti-smuggling deployments in Victoria Falls on 30 September 2020 resulting in a shooting incident and deaths of two suspects. As the security services team was at Chisuma Business Centre, at 7:30 pm monitoring anti-smuggling activities and dispersing people who had gathered in contravention of Covid-19 regulations, one of the suspects assaulted a security service member and then tried to disarm him resulting in the scuffle.
This comes a few weeks after two gunmen shot and killed a soldier in Chivhu and critically injured another. The duo was later hunted down and killed in a shootout with soldiers.-Chronicle