Daring thief shot dead for stealing from Robert Mugabe

MASVINGO – President Robert Mugabe’s security aides were caught off guard by a daring thief who robbed them of their car and valuables worth US$10 000 on Saturday, the police confirmed.

Acting provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Tinaye Matake told Radio VOP that George Ndeya (38) robbed four Central Intelligence Officers (CIOs) at Bhuka business centre, about 25 kilometers out of town while they were having some drinks.

The four, with a car written Gushungo Holdings, a subsidiary company believed to be owned by Mugabe, were coming from South Africa. Gushungo is President Mugabe’s totem.

Matake said Ndeya produced an AK 47 rifle when the four, who had parked at a distance from the shopping centre, were about to get into the car to proceed to Harare, and disarmed them before driving away with farm chemicals, equipment and irrigation material.

He dumped the car at Exor Garage, just outside town.

Ndeya, was later found hiding in the high density suburb of Rujeko before being shot dead by police who said he was resisting arrest.

“He was involved in a shoot-out with police, and, like somebody who they knew was dangerous as he was armed, they had to do it first,” Matake said.