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ZUPCO-assisted funeral for conductor shot dead during robbery

The young woman conductor shot dead during a robbery by a security guard at Kadada Shops in Dzivaresekwa 4 on Monday night will be buried tomorrow, with Zupco footing the funeral costs.

Joyce Kuzhumba started work on July 1 last year for Lofombo Bus operating under the Zupco franchise.

She was killed when the bus was dropping off its last passengers and initial reports suggest that the gunman was the last passenger getting off the bus. Police arrested the suspect Campion Marowa (35) yesterday and recovered a 38 Astra revolver with two spent cartridges.

Zupco acting chief executive Evaristo Madangwa said Zupco is going to take care of all the funeral expenses.

Family spokesperson Joel Tazviwana said Kuzhumba will be buried tomorrow at their rural home in Buhera and the full programme will be communicated today.

“Today (yesterday) the body is having a Covid-19 test at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals mortuary and then tomorrow a post-mortem will be conducted before her body comes home to Msasa Park just for a few hours. After that we will then leave for Buhera where she will be buried,” he said.

Mourners are gathered at 3372 Kayeddy Street, new stands in Msasa Park.

The police did not reveal any details about the crime and only confirmed the arrest of Marowa on Tuesday night. However, they also revealed that they had recovered the suspected murder weapon as well as two spent cartridges.

In a very terse statement, the police said,

Reference to our previous message on a murder case which occurred on 13/09/21 at Kadada Shops, Dz, Hre. Police confirms the arrest of Campion Marowa (35) in connection with the case and recovered a .38 Astra Revolver and 2x.38 spent cartridges. Investigations are underway.

Reference to our previous message on a murder case which occurred on 13/09/21 at Kadada Shops, Dz, Hre. Police confirms the arrest of Campion Marowa (35) in connection with the case and recovered a .38 Astra Revolver and 2x.38 spent cartridges. Investigations are underway.

— Zimbabwe Republic Police (@PoliceZimbabwe) September 14, 2021

Meanwhile, the Passengers Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) condemned the killing of Kuzhumbwa and urged witnesses to assist the police.

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