Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

In a recent incident in Arcadia, Harare, a South African national identified as Jabulani Ngobeni, 45, was one of two alleged criminals killed during a shootout with detectives from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). The Herald newspaper, Zimbabwe’s state media, reported that the suspects, believed to be operating from South Africa, had entered the country with the intent of engaging in criminal activities, including kidnappings.

According to a statement from ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, Ngobeni and Godknows Machingura, 44, lost their lives in the exchange of gunfire with law enforcement in Harare. Ngobeni, originally from Tzaneen in Limpopo, South Africa, was among those involved in the criminal activities.

Furthermore, online publication ZimLive.com disclosed that several individuals were apprehended in connection with the incident. Andrew Masubelele, from Atteridgeville west of Pretoria; Ndiafhi Makhado, from Thsakhuma in Limpopo; Emmanuel Makamo, based in Alberton, Johannesburg; and Paul Zhou, a Zimbabwean residing in Waterfalls, Harare, were among those arrested.

Additionally, it was reported that Shane Mthombeni, mentioned in a previous case, received a six-year direct imprisonment sentence without the option to pay a fine. Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, the provincial police spokesperson in Limpopo, provided this information at the time of Mthombeni’s sentencing.

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