Four bogus cops sought over murder

Source: Four bogus cops sought over murder | Herald (Crime)

Crime Reporter

Police have launched a manhunt for four bogus policemen wanted in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old commuter omnibus conductor in Whitehouse in Harare.

The conductor who was fatally assaulted by the suspects had allegedly refused to pay them a bribe for carrying people with a kombi not registered under the Zupco franchise, resulting in a scuffle.

The assault happened on Tuesday last week at around 5.30pm along Granary Road and the conductor died three days later after being admitted to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said investigations were still in progress.

“They are no developments on the case and police are still appealing for information which may assist in the investigations of the murder case,” he said.

Investigations have revealed that the conductor identified as Luke Zuze and his driver had been ferrying passengers from Mbare to Granary area when they stopped to drop off a passenger.

During the process, an unregistered white Toyota Mark II arrived at the scene and two of the bogus policemen wearing uniforms confronted them while the other two who were also in uniform remained in their vehicle.

It is alleged that Zuze removed the kombi keys from ignition and ran away, but one of the fake police officers gave chase until he caught up with him before handcuffing him.

The fake cop then started assaulting him before his three other colleagues joined him until he became unconscious. Zuze was taken to the hospital where he later died.

A report was made at Marimba Police Station who are investigating the case.