By A Correspondent- Two armed robbers thought they had it easy when they attacked Elizabeth Ndlovu and her son, but they were in for a rude awakening as the screams of the two attracted neighbours, who came to their rescue and gave the thieves a beating they will not forget.
The incident happened this week on Tuesday at around 7.30 pm in Bulawayo’s Mbundane suburb.
Bekezela Maseko and Mandla Ncube were armed with bricks and an iron bar. They knocked at the main gate of Ndlovu’s house, said a family insider.
Ndlovu went to the gate and when she got near the gate, Maseko and his partner in crime struck her twice on the head with a brick, causing her to scream for help.
Upon hearing his mother screaming, Ndlovu’s son rushed to the gate and the two armed men, who were hiding behind the gate, manhandled him before they struck him on the head.
“He screamed in a high pitched voice and upon hearing loud cries neighbours quickly came to their rescue.
“They found Ncube and Maseko inside the house stealing. They thoroughly assaulted them with a chain and a knobkerrie all over the body,” said a source close to investigations.
They tied them with a chain and took them to Nkulumane police station and made a police report.
After that the armed robbers and the two unfortunate mum and son were taken to Mpilo Central Hospital where they were treated.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident:
“I can confirm that we arrested two armed men who intended to steal at a house in Mbundane suburb. We would like to applaud the gesture exhibited by the residents who helped in apprehending the suspects.
However, I would like to advise community members that they should not take the law into their hands.”statemedia