One of the three robbers who was shot
dead last December by retired detective
Mr Joseph Nemaisa after they stormed
his Chadcombe house looking for cash
has not yet been buried.
The three dead were named as Brian
Koga Tendere (38) of Murehwa, Charles
Chirara (30) of Ushewokunze and a rogue
soldier Tariro Gora of Charles Gumbo (1
Commando) Barracks, Harare. They were
identified through the National
Fingerprints Bureau and the Police
Scenes of Crime experts.
Chadcombe robber still to be buried. Sources close to the investigations
yesterday confirmed that Gora has no
been buried and his body was still at a
Gora’s family are reported to have
contacted detectives from the CID on
Tuesday and they were then referred to
the army about the issue.
National police spokesperson Assistant
Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the
“The issue is being handled by the army
and they are some processes that are
being done by the army,” he said.
Two other suspected robbers -forme
constable Francis Takura (33) and Priv
Virimai Nyandoro (37) were recently
arrested by CID Homicide.
Police have so far recovered an AK47
loaded with 17 x 7.62mm rounds of
ammunition, 12 x 7.62mm spent
cartridges, a Norinco pistol with six
rounds of ammunition, a long shifting bar,
five screw drivers, short bar spirit level,
wheel spanner and pliers.
Investigations revealed that the Norinco
pistol was stolen in a robbery on
November 5 at a house along Bishop Gaul
Avenue in Harare.
Further investigations have also led the
recovery of a .22 rifle fitted with a
telescopic sight, an AK 47 magazine
loaded with 25 rounds of ammunition,
and a .303 rifle loaded with seven live
rounds hidden in Gora’s room.
Shine Nyamhunga (21) who allegedly sold
out his employer to the gang of armed
robbers that later on mistakenly stormed
Mr Nemaisa’s house, had only been
employed for three weeks.
Nyamhunga, who was employed by Top
parts and Tyres in Harare, was recently
not asked to plead to robbery when he
was arraigned before magistrate Ms
He was remanded in custody.
The complainant is Fadzanai Musarurwa
Allegations were that on December 6 at
around 2045 hours, the accused and his
accomplices hatched a plan to rob Ms
In pursuant to their plan, Nyamhunga
gave his accomplices directions to Ms
Matonzi’s house in order to execute their
However, the gang missed their target
and mistakenly pounced on Mr Nemaisa’s
Nyamhunga, of house number 18 Bar”
Road in Arcadia, Harare, was arrested
detectives from the CID Homicide
Police are still looking for two other
suspects who are now believed to be in
The suspects were linked to five counts of
armed robbery which occurred in
Marondera, Belvedere, Hatfield, Cold
Comfort and Mabelreign in Harare, where
property worth over US$52 300 was
Police enquiries have shown that the .22
rifle fitted with a telescopic sight and .303
rifle were stolen from a complainant in
Marondera on November 15 last year.