Ex-cop Jaison Muvhevhi survives fierce shootout, flees into mountain
Jaison Muvhevhi, the former CID officer and gold dealer who shot and killed three people in Wedza last Friday afternoon, is reported to have survived a fierce shootout with police in Rusape on Saturday before escaping into a nearby mountain.
Muvhevhi killed an apostolic sect prophet in cold blood as he was preaching in front of congregants, then shot the Officer-in-Charge of Wedza police station, Inspector Maxwell Hove and a male bartender.
He is reported to have also seriously injured another police officer.
Despite social media reports that he had been captured, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the search for the suspect continues.
“Nothing has changed from the statement we gave in the morning (yesterday).
“We are still looking for him. He has not yet been arrested as has been said on social media. The suspect fled and left his vehicle and a gun he had taken from the officers.
“He had been located in Chiduku. It is not true that he has been arrested,” Nyathi confirmed.
Its reported police located Muvhevhi in the Chiduku area near Rusape and when he noticed he was being pursued he opened fire on the cops sparking a fierce exchange of gunfire.
The police confirmed that Muvhevhi abandoned his Toyota Allion vehicle and sped off on foot into the nearby Chigora mountain.
Police recovered a ZRP FN Rifle loaded with four rounds of ammunition and a Techno mobile phone.