One Zanu PF Youth League member died on the spot while nine others were injured with two battling for life at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital after they were shot by guards manning offices at a housing scheme in Ushewokunze suburb, Harare South, on Thursday for allegedly trespassing.
The youths were reportedly coming from the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport where they had gone to bid farewell to Malawian President Dr Lazarus Chakwera at the end of his two-day State visit.
When the youths arrived at a housing project, which is being developed by CFI Holdings, they were informed that one of their colleagues, identified as Tonderai Marongwe, had been arrested by guards manning the property in Ushewokunze.
It is said when they went to the CFI offices to inquire about their fellow Youth League member’s arrest, they were chased away by armed guards who fired shots.
Ten youths were resultantly hit by gunfire and one of them died on the spot while nine others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Asst Comm Nyathi
Investigations into the matter are in progress.
“We confirm that one person was shot and died while other people were injured.
“Two guards have been picked by police in connection with the incident. It seems there was a dispute between some youths and some cooperative members which resulted in the shooting incident.-The Herald