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Rwandese businessman shot dead in Harare

by Staff reporter
19 May 2024 at 12:05hrs | Views
A Rwandese national was shot dead after armed robbers broke into his house in Harare on Friday night, police said.

Samuel Habimana was shot in the neck at his Mainway Meadows home in Waterfalls when a four-man gang forced their way into the seven-roomed house he shared with his wife, housekeeper and son who is in Form 1 at a local school.

Habimana and his wife owned 10 30-tonne trucks and a grocery shop in central Harare.

The couple arrived home at 9.30PM and sent their 28-year-old housekeeper to retrieve groceries left in the car, according to police.

She ran back into the house to report that she had seen four men peeping over the perimeter wall.

Moments later the robbers used a crowbar to open and force their way through the kitchen door which Habimana had now locked.

"One of the robbers fired one shot which hit Habimana on the neck and he collapsed. The robbers searched Habimana's trouser pockets and took an unknown amount of cash," police said in a statement.

The gang reportedly demanded cash from Habimana's 42-year-old wife and she handed over US$60 after telling the robbers that they don't keep money at home.

The robbers took her mobile phone, keys for the grocery shop stored in her purse and the digital video recorder for the CCTV before leaving the house.

Source - zimlive
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