Police in Beitbridge have arrested a Zimbabwean national who is wanted in South Africa for armed robbery, murder and rape.
In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said they arrested Tawanda Simango (28) for unlawful possession of ammunition. Police said:
Police in Beitbridge arrested Tawanda Simango (28) for unlawful possession of ammunition.
The suspect was intercepted at the Chikwalakwala area while trying to cross the border through an undesignated entry point.
Searches were conducted and one round of a star pistol, a three-star okapi knife, a star screwdriver, a small torch, black TCM double binoculars, seven smartphones, two umbrellas, a Nike watch, a pair of green gloves, two black wallets, and two satchels containing various clothes were recovered from the suspect.
Further investigations revealed that the suspect is a wanted person in SA where he murdered two victims before robbing them of their valuables.
ZRP said in one of the alleged robbery and murder incidents, Simango allegedly raped the victim’s wife