By Marrian Rushwaya
One of the suspects who held hostage and robbed some 66 passengers of a South Africa bound MBT bus December last year has been arrested by police for a separate case of attempted murder which occurred in Zezani, Beitbridge on Wednesday.
He was in the company of two other suspects who raided and attempted to rob a Beitbridge family Wednesday.
Police identified the suspects as Brighton Marange (30), Devine Mulaudzi (20) and Ronald Madovoyo (19).
“The ZRP confirms the arrest of Brighton Marange (30), Devine Mulaudzi (20) and Ronald Madovoyo (19) in connection with a case of attempted murder which occurred on 23/02/22 in Zezani, Beitbridge.
“The suspects who were armed with knobkerries and a pistol allegedly attacked a family in a robbery attempt and shot two complainants before fleeing the scene after one of the victims charged towards them. A CPVENA ZASTAVA pistol and a black hunter’s torch were recovered from the suspects’ Honda Fit vehicle”.
“One of the suspects is being linked to a robbery case in which a South African bound MBT bus was robbed at the 60km peg along Masvingo- Beitbridge road.”
Some 66 passengers aboard a cross border MBT bus to South Africa were recently robbed of R167 050 and $7 367 after three armed robbers who had pretended to be genuine passengers, drew out pistols and started shooting at passengers and at the roof of the bus while ordering the bus driver to stop.
The bus driver, Lazarus Mungadzi (46) and three passengers were injured.