Shooting incident

THE Zimbabwe High Commission to South Africa has dismissed some media reports as falsehoods, baseless,unfounded and unsubstantiated over claims that among the suspected armed-robbers killed during
last Sunday's shooting skirmishes were Zimbabwe nationals.

In an intervi

ew yesterday, Vusi Ntonga of the Zimbabwe embassy in Johannesburg argued that the police investigations were still in progress and wondered where some of the local press got such kind of information.

“Whilst the ambassador is the right person to answer most of your questions, I would like to believe that the local media, especially one daily newspaper in question has an agenda against Zimbabweans.

“I don’t really understand the motive behind such kind of hate reporting. Investigations are still in progress but they have already concluded that the deceased were Zimbabweans,” said Ntonga.

Zimbabwe ambassador was said to be out of office yesterday before a Mrs. Sibanda in Pretoria referred CAJ News to Ntonga for comments as he visited the scene of the shooting.

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Chief Superintendent Weyner Muimeer, refused to talk to CAJ News about the shooting though he confirmed that he witnessed the shooting incident.

He said the police investigations were still in progress and full details would be made available to media once the the investigations were over.

Among the deceased were four police personnel killed during the shooting skimirshes while eight other suspected armed-robbers lost their lives.

The Johannesburg High Court kept the names of the arrested suspected armed robbers secret arguing that the investigations should be completed before making the information public-CAJ News.

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