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Taxi driver hijacked

by Simbarashe Sithole
19 Oct 2018 at 13:10hrs | Views
An unlicensed Mvurwi taxi driver, Mushika shika, was robbed of his blue Honda Fit by an unknown suspect who purported to be a passenger going to Mutorashanga from Mvurwi Town police has said.

Josphat Kwekwani (54) was  reportedly plying Mutorashanga - Mvurwi during the day of Wednesday and was robbed of his car worth $4000 by an unknown suspect who tricked him into disembarking from the driver's seat to open a back door before the suspect sped off with the car.

Mashonaland Central acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Petros Masikati confirmed the case.

"I can confirm that an unlicensed taxi driver was robbed of his blue Honda fit registration number ADJ 8440 near Farai Secondary school while doing his daily routine on 17 October around 1430hours by an unknown suspect.

Kwekwani had six passengers on board when he left Mvurwi bus terminus and when he arrived at Farai Secondary the suspect disembarked and he proceeded to Mutorashanga when he was driving back he met the suspect who lied to him that he had forgotten his bag at the back of the vehicle.

The suspect pretended to failing to open the door and called for assistance from the driver who left the engine running, the suspect quickly got behind the wheels and sped off leaving Kwekwani shell shocked,"Masikati said.

The police discouraged people to use their private cars as taxis and avoid risks of carrying unknown passengers.

"As police we discourage people to use their private cars as illegal taxi operators because that is very risk as some may end up being murdered and their valuables stolen so the general public should not leave anything to chance."

Meanwhile, cases of vehicle theft are now on the increase in Mashonaland Central after another motorist from Glendale was robbed of his white Toyota Raum registration number AED 4845 early last month and to date it has not been recovered.

"It seems people do not want to learn we are having an increase in vehicle theft cases as many people are now using their private cars as taxis but end up being robbed the Raum that was stolen in Glendale is not yet recovered," said Masikati.

Source - Byo24News