Harare Man Stabs Armed Robber, Accomplices Flee
A suspected armed robber was seriously injured after he was stabbed by one of his victims during a robbery along Simon Mazorodze Road on Monday night.
The suspect who was identified as Talent Jeke is currently hospitalised and is recovering from surgery, which saved his life, after the foiled robbery.
Harare magistrate, Stanford Mambanje, convened court at the hospital where Jeke is admitted.
Jeke was remanded to 13 March and is now under heavy guard by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) officers.
Prosecuting, Zvikomborero Mupasa said that on 13 February 2023, Jeke and his accomplices, only known as Tinashe and Farai, who are at large, hired the first complainant, Francis Dick, to drive them to Waterfalls from the Harare CBD.
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On their way, they manhandled Dick and struck him with a brick before they stole US$32, his identity card, bank cards, shoes and cellphone.
The trio allegedly later dumped Dick in Houghton Park and disappeared with his car.
It is further alleged that later that same night, they robbed Nigel Mutekairi, who they offered a lift to Budiriro, but took the opposite turn to Machipisa.
The suspects threatened him with a knife and demanded that he surrender all his possessions. Mutekairi gave them his phone, US$2 and $200.
The trio then offered Obert Chikuwa a lift to Budiriro and one of them produced a knife and demanded his possessions.
Chikuwa allegedly fought with them and stabbed Jeke in the stomach leaving his intestines protruding.
Jeke’s two accomplices fled and Chikuwa ran towards some houses shouting for help.
The police reacted and arrested Jeke at the scene as he could not escape due to his injuries.