Four People Killed, After Police Throws Spikes At A Moving Minibus
THE ongoing police blitz against commuter omnibuses and pirate taxis has claimed its first victims after a police officer threw a spike at a moving minibus, resulting in it overturning and killing four people.
The incident, which has left the country riled and raging, took place in Mutare Wednesday morning.
Eight other people were seriously injured.
The kombi rolled over before hitting a precast wall, where it lay on its side. Onlookers desperately tried to save the trapped passengers who were screaming for help.
Videos circulating on social media show the female police officer sobbing at the scene after she was surrounded by an angry mob. Some of the people could heard demanding that she brings the dead back to life.
According to witnesses, after throwing the spike and causing the accident, the police officers tried to flee but were stopped by the people.
ZRP spokesman, assistant commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident stating that the kombi burst its tyre without laying blame or mentioning the police’s role in the calamity.