Details have emerged that the Zimbabwe National Army soldier who shot and killed four villagers and further injured three in Mhondoro on Christmas Day, had gone for drinking with a fully loaded AK assault rifle which he was forced to use as a form of defence against a mob that allegedly attacked him for being in love with a 15-year-old girl who was daughter to one of the villagers.
A memo believed to be from the ZNA has identified the killer serviceman as Monga R from ZNA 5 Brigade.
Monga had gone for the beer drink at Wanganui Shops in Mhondoro in the company of one Dzatutwa.
He was confronted by one Brian Mutero who was accusing him of having an affair with his daughter.
Helped by villagers, Mutero reportedly started attacking Monga who started fleeing and was forced to use the lethal weapon apparently in self defence.
Those who were shot dead have been identified as Ignitious Kumire (39), Yollanda Mwale (28), Mavhure Mwakiwa (22), and Godknows (31).
The injured were identified as Motion Chanaka (30), Jefta Sibanda (25) and John Munyanyi (28).
READ THE MEMO BELOW:
AT WANGANUI SHOPS MHONDORO NGEZI ON 251800B DEC 2021, 836854 LCPL MONGA R AND 836406 LCPL DZATUTWA A ALL DEPL AT IWABA WENT TO WANGANUI SHOPS FOR BEER DRINKING WITH AN AK 47 RIFLE SER NO: 30258 WITH A MAG OF 30 RDS. CIRCUMSTANCES ARE THAT 836854Y LCPL MONGA R IS IN AFFAIR WITH BRIAN MUTERO’S DAUGHTER AGED 15 (NAME NOT GIVEN). IT IS BELIEVED THAT BRIAN MUTERO HIRED VILLAGE MBRS TO FIGHT 836854Y LCPL MONGA R, UPON ARRIVAL OF THESE VILLAGERS 836854Y LCPL MONGA R TRIED TO ESCAPE BUT ALL THE VILLAGERS PURSUED HIM AND HE FIRED THREE WARNING SHOTS IN THE AIR. VILLAGERS CONTINUED TO PURSUE HIM WHICH RESULTED IN HIM FIRING SHOTS RANDOMLY. HE KILLED THE FOL CIV AT THE SPOT IGNITIOUS KUMIRE 39YEARS, YOLLANDA MWALE 28YEARS, MAVHURE MWAKIWA 22YEARS AND GODKNOWS 31YEARS. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS INJURED AT THE SPOT MOTION CHANAKA 30YEARS, JEFTER SIBANDA 25YEARS AND JOHN MUNYANYI 28YEARS