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Three-hour gunfight at Chihuri’s house

A rogue policeman guarding Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri’s house in Borrowdale, Harare, yesterday morning ran amok after his bid to loot property from the premises was foiled.

Police sources said Chihuri’s gardener saw the suspect stealing household property and alerted an officer who had come to the house for a routine inspection at around 9.45am.

The officer then confronted the suspect who, however, became agitated and started firing shots at the officer with his FN rifle. The besieged officer took cover and called for backup from Police General Headquarters.

“Backup swiftly arrived and a gunfight ensued lasting over three hours. The suspect allegedly tried to escape by using one of Dr Chihuri’s vehicles, but failed as the house had been surrounded. He then set the house on fire, damaging a significant section of the property’s roof,” said the source.

The suspect, attached to ZRP’s Support Unit, was then arrested after running out of ammunition. The Air Force of Zimbabwe and Fire Brigade then put out the fire before ZRP’s forensics and ballistics teams attended the scene. Investigations were still underway.

Part of the house’s roof was reduced to ashes. However, the value of goods and property destroyed during the melee could not be ascertained.

Efforts to get comment from the police were fruitless by last night. Dr Chihuri’s neighbours said the incident started around 9 am and ended around 2pm after the whole area had been cordoned off.

One of the neighbours, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “The policeman from Support Unit was on duty alone when he started looting some clothes, television sets and other property in the house. He was later confronted by a gardener and there was an exchange of words.”

The neighbour further said a few minutes later, a senior police officer who had came for a routine inspection arrived at the house was informed by the gardener about the incident. The police officer confronted the suspect, resulting in a nasty exchange of words between the two.

“The senior police officer then phoned senior officers at the Police General Headquarters informing them about the behaviour of the police constable.

“This did not go down well with the police constable, who then produced his firearm with the intention of shooting his colleague. He fired shots but missed during the process,” said the neighbour.

It is reported that a few minutes later, the house had been cordoned by armed police officers, resulting in an exchange of gunshots, which lasted for almost three hours.

The police constable is alleged to have run out of ammunition and decided to burn down part of the house before he was arrested. Fire brigade from the Air Force of Zimbabwe was summoned to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire.

Police officers from the ballistics and forensic departments, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and senior officers from Harare province also visited the scene. The Herald

  • That pussy is fucken corrupt and he shld follow Chombo

  • #chihure #mustfall and go to jail for the rest of his life….!!!

  • Evidence gone

  • That police officer did a necessary evil. He destroyed part of the money he was forced to contribute by evil chihuri during his service.

  • I hope its another coup this time in Chihuri’s house. Kkkkk

  • zvinhu zvekudaro hazvidi kudaro. border gezi thug in police uniform trying to steal from the Commander in Thief’s safe haven!

  • Zvopera rinhi.

    • Ndiko kutopera kwazvo vana vez8mbabwe masunungurwa .

  • this one has one sentence and then a long blank gap as if inviting the reader to spin his/her own web from there.

  • The word Zanu itself is corrupt..

  • Hahahahahahahhaha hameno ikoko they know each other..

  • Chero Mugabe asingadzoke chete itayi yese yamada

  • Memory Mutesva imwe version iyo

  • Vamurambidzirei kutorawo zvaanoda mumba imomo imari dzavo dzaibiwa naChihuri idzo

  • The story has changed already…aaah

  • F

  • Ah seeds of robbery that,so,also want to eat

  • Kunyepa

  • I smell a cover up. What junior cop on guar duties dares to steal from a shef? He would have to be highly daring or highly stupid or both. Lets stay woke guys.

  • Do u believe this story guys?

  • Kkkkkkk aaaaaisu tiri kure . Uye airtime aaa . Nhai manje wodii pakadero

  • nhaka tichafira mudzimba

  • Aaa tell us tn truth!

  • Haiwawo, pane iripo apa

  • Mr putiti kkkkk

  • Smelling something now , instructed to destroy evidence by Chihuri

  • what is chihuri still doing at the helm of Zim police,president munangwagwa act fast in removing this criminal

  • stingray

    He should have waited for Chihuri to return home from work then fire at him.

  • chunga

    Hogwash. There’s more to this…

    • Skoprikikori D. Cardozo🐊

      Zvichabuda hazvo

  • Learn to tell the truth

  • Tip of the ice bag! We yet to receive full details…

  • Zvipande chete apa kutopisa cash chaiko ngaiwongororwe nyaya iyi

  • Kkkkk the commissioner is safe he was just after the money and resources looted from road blocks and the spikes sorrounding him !

    • Kkkkkkk

    • Fellow citizens, we would like to assure you that the commissioner and his family are safe and sound, we are only after the money and resources looted from the road blocks and the spikes sorrounding him !!!

  • mhofela

    The truth is the major casualty in all this confusion.

  • Bantu

  • Yothi yithi iAfrica bakithi insikizi azipheli

  • Chihuri is safe now we are targeting insects soround him

  • F

  • It’s pay back time I guess

  • Gore rino tichadzidza zvakawanda

  • inini1545

    Still looking for part where it says the commissioner did not survive.

    • razor blade

      For real. Chihure is a Matibili bumlicker, waste of space in Zim!!

  • This sounds like fake news panenyaya apa😜😜😜

  • Ummm

    Post mugabe crisis – gunshots everyday – lack of leadership.

    Chii chinoyevedza ne Borrowdale yakashata kudaro ?? , kana nemba ya Khulu kuruzevha irinani.

  • Wenharondewenharo

    3 hour Bloodless gunfight. am I missing something here?

  • Hey Joe

    Seems Chihuri’s house was abandoned. Where is Chihuri and hus family. There’s more to this than meets the eye.

  • He knows kuti nothing will happen to his thieving boss so he wanted to get his share!! It was unfortunate there was an overzealous gardener.

  • Chihuri haabhadhare uyo regai abirwe pamwe ndini ndamubata akabawo

  • he was trying to get his bonus


    Stupid repeating on the article, same statement over and over

  • Mmmm ????? The truth wl cum out

  • Makuita madrama muri mbabva mese

  • Muchati Bhuu

    Anyone who believes the Herald?

  • mukorekore


  • Rogue police uyu ndiRambo chete.imagine,he fought off the police and army for 3 hours.nemakurire akaita zimba racho but he managed to cover all sides zvekuti hapana door kana window raipindika.mabullets haana kupera for 3 hours,he must have used a pickup kuendesa mabullets acho mumba umu.

  • Bloody money. Thats how it will end