TWO Chinese men and one Zimbabwean man who allegedly shot two people in Belgravia, suspecting that they were part of a gang of robbers they exchanged fire with on Monday appeared in court yesterday.
Leo Tingpen, 27, Li Yize, 27, Gamuchirai Nigel Zuze, 23, were not asked to plead to attempted murder charges when they appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.
The matter was remanded to March 8 after they were advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
Allegations are that on February 19 at around 10pm, Kevin Guzah was driving a Toyota Vitz, along Lincoln Road in Belgravia in the company of Kudzai Nduku.
As they approached Number 17, Lincoln Road, they heard gunshots from the house. In fear they turned back to where they were coming from, driving towards Zuva Service Station.
The accused persons got into their vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser and gave chase.
Guzah then lost control of the car and crushed at one of the fuel pumps at the service station.
The accused person got out of their vehicle and approached Guzah and Nduku.
They reportedly shot Nduku, who was seated at the front passenger’s seat, on the pelvis and thereafter, they assaulted her with the back of the pistol on the head.
When Guzah noticed this, he got out of the car and fled but he fell in a drainage trench.
The accused persons approached him as he lay in the trench and shoot him on the pelvis.
They reportedly assaulted him with hands and shot him on the leg.
They reportedly bundled him into the boot of their vehicle and took him to the police station. Leaving Nduku helpless in Guzah’s car.
Guzah and Nduku sustained injuries from the gunshots. Kevin is son to Hurungwe West MP Keith Guzah
The legislator's other son Keith Jr took to Facebook to vent his frustration.
"Are we safe are we in Zimbabwe?"
"My brother Kevin was shot twice by (sic) Belgravia shops after he left KFC.
"This act was done by some type of armed Chinese security force that mistook him for being a robber.
"Do we draw arms based on assumptions? Is it legal to open fire in public?
"Why are these Chinese people so heavily armed? Kevin just arrived in Zimbabwe one week ago from China where he is studying at the North China University of Technology and is an upstanding citizen when in their country.
"He is meant to graduate in June 2018. Why did he deserve this? Zimbabwe justice must prevail and I will not rest until those who wrongfully shot at him and his friend Kudzai are put in jail."