Police Still Hunting For Harare Killer Touts
2 October 2020

State Media

File picture of commuter omnibus touts

Police are seeking information leading to the arrest of three touts who kicked a 63-year-old Chitungwiza man to death along High Glen Road in Harare after he refused to board their unregistered kombi.

Mr Anias Chiyangwa of Zengeza 1 was pronounced dead at Parktown Clinic in Waterfalls where he had been taken by his relatives.

He was walking near Mashwede Service Station when he was approached by the touts who were travelling in an unregistered Nissan Caravan.

They tried to force him to board their vehicle, but he resisted and they started kicking him until some passers-by intervened. The touts jumped into their vehicle and sped off, leaving Mr Chiyangwa unconscious.

His rescuers searched his pockets and found his mobile phone, which they used to contact one of his relatives who attended the scene.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said investigations on the case were still continuing and they were still appealing for information.

Meanwhile, police have so far impounded 3 859 unregistered vehicles, while 13 943 motorists have been arrested for operating public transport without exemption countrywide during the ongoing blitz to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown rules and ensure all vehicles have number plates.

According to the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act, vehicles should be registered and always display their registration marks and numbers.

Asst Comm Nyathi warned the public that it was an offence to drive unregistered vehicles on the roads.