- November 14, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
Chegutu legislator, Hon Dexter Nduna has issued a statement in which he warned Chegutu residents that their area has been invaded by machete-wielding criminals due to the gold rush in the area. The criminals have injured many, Zimbabwe Miners Federation ZMF youth chairperson Timothy Chizuzu has confirmed.
By Rudairo Mapuranga
According to the statement allegedly released by the Chegutu MP, the gold rush has occurred in the industrial area of the town which makes it dangerous for the locals to work or walk in the area because they might be pounded by these criminals in the process.
Nduna also allegedly said that the criminals are even attacking people during the day and doctors have been deployed in the area to tend to the wounded.
” There’s a gold rush in the constituency at two areas justice Chitakunye and David Whitehead textiles, I urge you all to be alert and not visit these areas. The crime of machetes has increased both in the day and night, the police are on high alert the Airforce doctors and nurses are attending to the injured at the general hospital since yesterday” allegedly said Hon Nduna.
Hon Dexter Nduna also encouraged the residents to work with the police in order to flush out the criminals from society.
“Please cooperate with the Police to weed out the machete criminals at these sites,” said Nduna.
The Chegutu west legislator also said that he has contacted Zimbabwe Power utility, ZESA holdings to restore power in the area for the injured to be nursed to full recovery.
Nduna said that the criminals are targeting gold buyers, miners, and processors.
“I have spoken to ZESA they will restore power to the hospital as a priority as the armed robbers are now targeting gold processors and buyers in and around Chegutu. People should stay out of trouble and secure themselves and premises during this trying time. The situation will normalize soon” said Nduna.