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Minister in 'shoots' at a motorist

by Staff reporter
13 Sep 2017 at 15:20hrs | Views
HOME AFFAIRS deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has been accused of shooting at a motorist he accused of smuggling unspecified goods from Botswana.

The motorist, Moses Mutsveru, alleges he was shot at by Mguni in Marula near Plumtree, last Thursday.

Mguni yesterday said he was unable to comment on the matter as he was attending the official opening of the fifth session of the eight Parliament of Zimbabwe.

Matabeleland South police spokesperson, Philani Ndebele, referred questions to national police spokesperson Charity Charamba, whose mobile was unreachable.

Mutsveru's lawyer, Prince Butshe, however, confirmed the incident yesterday.

"I can confirm that my client Moses Mutsveru of Bulawayo has filed a complaint of attempted murder against Home Affairs deputy minister (Obedingwa) Mguni at Plumtree Police Station," Butshe said.

"As I am speaking, I am at the police station in Plumtree and police are recording two statements, one for my client as a complainant and for Mguni...on the same matter," he said.

Butshe, however, refused to give more details but police sources close to the incident yesterday told the Daily News that Mguni shot several bullets at Mutsveru's Nissan Sunny while he was driving, with three bullets hitting the car.

Mutsveru escaped unhurt.

"The information we have is that Mustveru was driving along Marula road at around 4pm when he saw a vehicle behind flashing lights at him. He, however, did not stop but proceeded with the journey," the source said.

Mutsveru reportedly panicked as the vehicle which was being driven by the deputy minister was in pursuit and sped off, which resulted in a high speed chase.

"In the chase, Mutsveru hit a farm pole but continued speeding and moments later, Mguni started firing shots at the vehicle.

"The chase continued for about 40 kilometres. Sensing danger, Mutsveru reportedly pulled off the road, abandoned the car and escaped into the bush," the source said.

After that, Mguni reportedly went to Figtree Police Station where he made a report that he was chasing a smuggler.

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