A former CID detective shot and killed three armed men who stormed his home and held his family hostage during a robbery on Monday night, police said.
Joseph Nemaisa, who left law enforcement for a career as a lawyer, received a distress call from his Chadcombe home in Harare after his wife, brother-in-law and son were accosted by five balaclava-wearing thugs armed with an AK47 rifle and pistols.
Nemaisa, police said, raced home and took on the thugs in a gun battle that ended with three of the raiders dead, while two escaped through a bedroom window and fled.
The brave former detective inspector at CID Homicide Harare said: “I’m safe, my wife and kids are safe too. My house is all blood. I thank the Almighty for the skill and courage.”
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