There was furore along Samora Machel Avenue on Sunday after a group of angry touts meted out instant justice on a motorist after he allegedly ran over a tout with his unregistered vehicle.
The H-Metro reports that the motorist only identified as Tonde, hit a tout operating at the unofficial Murehwa rank with his unregistered BMW. The mob turned on Tonde, accusing him of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
The angry mob allegedly pelted the car with stones, breaking the windscreen and the back screen of the vehicle.
The unidentified tout sustained a fracture on his right hand and was rushed to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
”Torai ma United States dollars akazara mumota make ayo anorapisa munhu,” one person from the mob was heard shouting.
The motorist was lucky when police quickly moved in and escorted him to a nearby building where they locked him inside. In mitigation, Tonde told the publication that the injured person had suddenly rushed onto the road leading to the accident.
”When I saw him it was too late and I failed to control the vehicle leading to the accident. Police saved me from the angry crowd consisting mainly of the touts since the injured one is one of them. I manage to call an ambulance to take him to Parirenyatwa hospital and visible injuries were on his right hand,” he said.