Commotion in Seke as brave villagers arrest and heavily bash gunman


A mob of outraged villagers in Seke, Mashonaland East, took matters into their own hands when they confronted an armed robber as part of a four-member gang that had been terrorizing the community.

The assailant, identified as Tatenda Mhonda (31), was eventually handed over to the police after the villagers were done with him.

According to a statement released by the police, Mhonda was arrested in Mungate Village, Dema, for the illegal possession of a Browning pistol. The gang, armed with iron bars, had been targeting residents in Mungate Village when they attacked a villager who sought help from the public. In response to the victim’s cries for assistance, the mob swiftly apprehended Mhonda while the other suspects managed to escape. The recovered pistol was found to have an empty magazine.

The brave actions of the villagers demonstrated their commitment to maintaining the safety and security of their community. While taking the law into their own hands is not encouraged, their swift response in this instance led to the capture of one of the suspected robbers and the recovery of a dangerous weapon.

The police statement reads: “Police in Dema have arrested Tatenda Mhonda (31) for illegal possession of a Browning pistol. The suspect was part of four suspected robbers who were on prowl in Mungate Village, Seke, while armed with iron bars. The suspects attacked a villager who later shouted for help from the public, resulting in Tatenda Mhonda being apprehended by a mob. The other suspects fled. The recovered pistol had an empty magazine.”

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