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Partners in crime gun down Zim thug in Jo’burg

By Whinsley Masara

A ZIMBABWEAN armed robber based in South Africa was shot dead in a nasty shoot out following a misunderstanding between gang members on how to share some loot.

Quiet Mpofu (26) of Shaba Village under Chief Gampu in Tsholotsho was shot once in the head and once in the chest by a fellow gang member on Saturday.

Another accomplice, alleged to be a Zimbabwean, was injured and is hospitalised in South Africa following differences when it was time to share the loot between the gang members made up of Zimbabweans and South Africans.

The shootout occurred on Saturday night in Hillbrow, Johannesburg where all five gang members allegedly lived.

Mpofu was alleged to have last visited Tsholotsho last month and during the visit he is alleged to have moved around armed with a pistol, threatening to shoot some villagers.

A source close to Mpofu’s family said all the gang members fled from the scene following the shoot out, leaving Mpofu for dead.

The deceased’s father, Mr Mtshumayeli Mpofu, said his son was pronounced dead upon admission to Hillbrow General Hospital.

“It is sad to lose a child in such a manner. I know my son was a gangster down in South Africa and as much as it is sad that he was shot, I am not surprised this happened.

“He has his brothers there, but Quiet led a different and dangerous lifestyle. Such a life is even more dangerous in South Africa because the thugs there do not value human life,” said Mr Mpofu.

“Right now, I am busy running around with my ward councillor who is assisting me to ensure that I get identity documentation for my son as he didn’t have even a birth certificate.

“He also did not have a funeral policy or whatever and I am in a tight situation to make sure the body comes home for a decent burial.”

Mr Mpofu said he had six sons and he had lost his fifth born child whom he said had died like a dog.

Ward 16 Councillor Patrick Ngwenya, who is assisting Mr Mpofu to ensure that the body is brought home, expressed concern about people from his area dying due to violent crime in South Africa.

He said Mpofu last visited Zimbabwe last month and during that time, he threatened to shoot some people.

“Every now and then, my ward loses a child, relative, friend or parent in South Africa due to shootings, gruesome murders and road traffic accidents. He was here just last month and during that time, I must confess, I received a lot of complaints from villagers who claimed to have been threatened by the young man. He was always armed with a pistol and threatened to shoot many people whenever he visited home,” Cllr Ngwenya said.

He urged youths to shun crime and concentrate on their studies to get decent jobs.

“It is very embarrassing to always address a funeral where everyone is well aware of the deceased’s gangster lifestyle when they are outside the country,” said Cllr Ngwenya.

He said they were not sure when Mpofu’s body would be brought home for burial as he did not have identity documents. The Chronicle

  • Akusonto entsha le vele banjalo

  • good riddance

  • Umwe apiwa 180years in Jail maZimba soo!

  • Good

  • akamama

  • if ever that maggot’s body arrives home for the so called decent burial,please make sure you invite Lameck to chronicle his life.

    • anouya kuna ani?ndooteam rakabva kuma2001 rabira vanhu richipinda Jozi harina kana charakatumira since then

  • One down

  • Yaaaa

  • Haafi akazvidzokorora futi

  • Kkkkkkk panhamo pake ngapadaidzwe lameck ataure chokwadi kwete kuita afa anaka

  • sad news to the father but saves right to the gangster by the way its chief Gambo Sithole admin village Nshaba kukoNshaba

  • Deserved these thugs really terrorise us in S.A. apo tose tirimudondo kutsvaga mari

    • Worse ukaitwa terrorise nemuzimba anoziva kuti tese tukutsvaga mari

  • And then we say Mbalula is fanning xenophobia when we behave like this! I am sorry kubaba osengeniswe ebunzimeni yihlongandlebe lomtwana.

  • Good riddance to bad rubbish.I wish all robbers would die in one day.I’m celebrating this death

  • South African minister is about to deploy SADF, in Gauteng and WC provinces to fight crime,so Zimbabweans everyone who know that is doing something wrong,be warned OPERATIONS WANYA TSOTSI.

    • better but sadf shoot to kill hey

    • Shoot them we are seek’n’ tired becoz of the tsotsis

    • The operation is for arrest every criminals whether Mozambiquens nationalities or Zulus as long as they are tsotsis. I wonder why you are warning Zimbabweans only.

    • KKKKKK

  • who live by the sword die by the sword

  • job well done

  • Good riddance !

  • Isotsha lifela ebusotsheni asilanyembezi zokudlala thina nawe baba wakhe this is a good time and opportunity to disown him

  • Ukauraya ngepfut unofa ngepfut. Wht goes around, it comes around

  • Shame poor zimbabwean

  • Minus one problem they must follow him in the mortuary and kill him again

  • Akauya kuzovigwa kuZim toda kumuuraya futi

  • good lesson to those in same industry 👉

  • ndovarikutionesa moto taenda kotenga joni ngaende ngaaende

  • this is the exactly type of people who gives our country a bad name.
    ngaaende ngaaende munhu uyu I…………di

  • satan aripabasa shuwa, he died without having a chance to repent

  • Sengathi bengashesha bamngcwabe lowsatani angimthembanga usengavuka

  • Ras Matopos

    Baba ava sure, it’s sad to lose a child this way? What about the way he lived? Does he know how the people he terrorised feel? Heartless twit. He should feel sad for the way his son lived, his end was preordained by his acts.


  • Thieves home thieves abroad thieves everywhere- proudly Zimbabwean

  • The wages of sin is death ,you rip what you saw ,these guys they target their fellow Zimbabweans I’m joburg cbd .

  • He who lives with a gun will die with a gun.

  • A sad position to be in as a father or any other parent. Mpofu as a father has spoken with a heart of UBUNTU noting that his son led a gangster life.

  • Good.. Izinja lezi azefe.

  • Ngaafe uyo kna hanya nyee kubva kumusha kuuya kuzoita umhondi muno

  • They call it Operation Wanya Tsotsi

  • Throw the body in a drum of acid

  • He who lives by the sword dies by the sword. Sorry to his fmly but he got a taste of his own medicine.

  • Ngavakurumidze kumuviga pamwe angagumisidza amuka

  • Live by the gun, die by the gun. Sad for the parents.

  • If the gang z made up of South African and Zimbabweans ndiani akanyotsoona kty pfuti yabva bullet ndeye mu Zimba

  • Good riddance

  • Ndozvazvinoita mabasa ako anokutevera

  • MukarangawekuMberengwa

    Kuda vupenyu hwuri easy ndozvinovuraya vazhinji ziva kana urinyika yavaranda ukapiwa basa chero rokugezesa mota gashira usashara kusvika zvaiita kwete kuda kuvudza vanhu kumusha zvirikufaya zvisingafayi

  • Sabhuku Nhopi

    No wonder Jesus said “if u live by the sword, you will die by the sword”

  • Kutamba nebanga unofa nebanga for real

  • Saharawifoxx

    Amama door dee remunhu. Ko nhai mdhara wacho unobara vana vakawanda so but hautoresi kana birth certificate, that thing is taken before any kid goes as far as grade zero. Don’t make kids that you cant or won’t raise, the result is a community littered with thugs and social misfits

  • Ks

    Where are the guns coming fromsomeone somewhere must know