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Bulawayo girl (13) evades arrest after trying to send 8 explosives to SA

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  • The bus crew became suspicious and opened the parcel before discovering that the bucket had eight explosives and twelve explosive fuses which were covered by nyii fruits...

By Nompumelelo Sibanda

IN an incident that left a South Africa-bound bus crew shocked, a Bulawayo girl aged 13 attempted to send eight explosives and twelve explosive fuses to a recipient in South Africa saying she had been sent by her landlord.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has confirmed the incident which took place on Saturday at a bus terminus in the city.

Nyathi said no arrests have been made but the matter is under investigation as the teenager vanished when the bus crew tried to take down her particulars.

“Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case where an unknown female juvenile approximately aged 13, tried to send an unlabelled parcel to an unknown recipient in SA on Saturday, 26 June 2021.

“The bus crew became suspicious and opened the parcel before discovering that the bucket had eight explosives and twelve explosive fuses which were covered by nyii fruits,” said Nyathi.

“The crew tried to question the juvenile who stated that she had been sent by her landlord and disappeared before her particulars were recorded.”

In an unrelated matter, police in Bulawayo on Friday arrested two bogus cops who werw moving around extracting bribes from residents they would have “arrested” for not wearing masks.

Police say the incident took place at Centenary Park in Bulawayo, where two complaints were arrested by the two suspects for not wearing masks.

The two suspects threatened to escort the complainants to Bulawayo Police station before extorting ZAR100 from them.

Alert officers who were on patrol noticed the incident and arrested the suspects who later turned out to be bogus police officers. – Zimbabwe Voice

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