Good Samaritan robbed of car
Rusape (New Ziana) -A 37 year old man from Vhengere township in Rusape, Manicaland province recently lost his vehicle and other valuables to two passengers who he had offered a lift from Murambinda, Masvingo province.
Manicaland deputy provincial spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka said Benson Nyabango was robbed of his car, a cellphone and US$150.
“Nyabango was driving from Murambinda to Rusape and when he reached Chani turn-off, he picked the suspects who had asked for a lift to Rusape,” he said.
“One of the suspects sat on the front seat while the other sat at the back behind the driver,” he added.
When they reached the 136 km peg, Nyabango slowed down to negotiate a pothole and the suspect who was sitting behind him strangled him with a seat belt while the other one allegedly pulled the hand brake.
The suspects dragged Nyabango out of the car and started assaulting him all over the body with fists and booted feet.
“They overpowered him and drove off towards Nyazura leaving him behind. Inside the car there was also a Techno cellphone and US$150. Nyabango was later assisted by a friend and filed a report at Nyazura police station,” said Ass Insp Chinyoka
He said so far nothing had been recovered and the suspects were still at large.