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Deadly shootout at Zanu-PF bigwig Rugeje’s home

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  • Nyathi also said more information will be released as soon as police are done with the investigations which are already underway.

ONE man was shot dead when he and his six accomplices allegedly broke into the Mount Pleasant home of former Zanu PF national Commissar, Lieutenant-General Engelbert Rugeje (Rtd) in the early hours of Sunday.

The Herald reports that the intruders were beaten back by security personnel on duty in an attempted armed robbery case.

The incident was confirmed by police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said the “criminals” took advantage of the darkness since there was no electricity in the area for some hours. 

“These were purely criminals. There was an exchange of gunfire that left one person dead at Lt-General Engelbert Rugeje’s (Rtd) residence in Mt Pleasant, Harare, involving security personnel and seven suspected criminals in the morning,” said Nyathi.

“More information will be released soon as police are still carrying out investigations,” said Nyathi.

He further said it seemed the criminals did not know who stayed at the house and also took advantage of the darkness since there was no electricity in the area for some hours.

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