The now deceased and the complainants allegedly instructed the accused individuals to cease attacking the villagers earlier than the troopers went berserk, attacking Munetsiwa and the complainants with iron bars whereas kicking and punching them.
“Fearing for his or her lives, the complainants bumped into darkness, however Tatenda Munetsiwa was shot on the hip and he fell down. He bled and died on account of the gunshot. Complainant one, Munetsiwa Matambanadzo was shot on the left thigh and Farai Vakirai was shot on the left facet of the chest, whereas Simoni Chitsinho was assaulted everywhere in the physique with iron bars, fists and booted ft,” the memo learn partially.
After the shootings, the troopers allegedly returned to their base and booked of their rifles which had been now left with 18 rounds, at about 2220 hours.
The complainants, the memo learn, reported the matter on the Guinea Fowl military base to commander Main Hlabiso as they thought that they’d been attacked by robbers. They later reported the matter to the police.
Police from ZRP Gweru Rural, CID Scenes of Crime and CID Gweru attended to the scene.
“Investigations had been completed at Guinea fowl Military base. The bottom incidence e-book indicated that the six accused individuals booked out an AK rifle with 28 rounds on patrol at round 2045 hours in the identical space the place the physique was discovered. The accused individuals booked in at about 2220 hours. They by no means knowledgeable the bottom commander concerning the capturing incident,” learn the memo.
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