Dynamos fan death a hoax — Police

POLICE in Gweru have dismissed as false claims that a Dynamos supporter died of injuries sustained from an assault by suspected Highlanders supporters last Sunday.

REPORT BY EPHRAIM SHOKO SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The allegation stemmed from Highlanders’ league match against Hardbody at Ascot Stadium.

Since Tuesday, social fora and other media carried a story which claimed that a Dynamos fan had died of injuries.

After having their emotions whipped by the false report, Dynamos fans responded by saying they would not travel to Bulawayo for Sunday’s Mbada Diamonds Cup semi-final match against Caps United at Barbourfields.

Dynamos secretary Ray Kazembe also wrote to the Premier Soccer League yesterday basing his stance on the false reports, seeking security guarantees.

On Wednesday, the league had stated they would increase the number of police officials at the match.

Midlands acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said: “This case of a Dynamos fan who was assaulted is untrue.

“We have conducted investigations with Mtapa Police Station, who are said to have dealt with the case and established that no such case was ever handled there.

“We have also spoken to Gweru Provincial Hospital, who, under normal circumstances notify us if they have any such cases and they professed ignorance of the case. It is therefore our conclusion that the story is baseless and unfounded.

“Let me set the record straight and state that the person quoted in the story as Gweru Police spokesperson does not exist, as we do not have such a post in the police force. We never received inquiries from any reporter and we were shocked to see a story with such unfounded claims,” he said.

Gweru Provincial Hospital superintendent Fabian Mashingiadze, where the unnamed Dynamos supporter is said to have been rushed to after the assault, also dismissed the claims as false.

“We have no such case here. Since Saturday we have not received any assault case of that nature. Our mortuary records indicate that there are no dead bodies who were taken there during the said period. That alone makes the story baseless,” he said.

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24 Comments

  1. Reporters should verify their stories before writing us lies! The law should charge those responsible for spreading this malicious lie which has the potential to turn our football fields into bloody battles between football fans! I urge the police to arrest those who are responsible for the publication of this lie! This was satanic publication! What do you gain from your lies?

    1. I think it was a gimmick to sabotage Highlanders FC,because they are threat to Dembare.Police should arrest those that are involved.As for Highlanders fans don’t be scared lets go to B/f on sunday and for our final game in Harare….

      1. John weku Mabvuku

        If we weigh the potential damage the story could have caused one reflects sadly on an confused society….apa tiri kurwisa kuti AIPA yakashata with some politicians calling the law draconian!

        1. U are spot on John.

      2. Ncube since when have we as amaHlolanyama been scared asesabi lutho thina, maybe wena uligwala

    2. It’s a very embarassing moment for th one who reported the death, shame on them. Be that as it may, let’s shun violence. Let everyone be free to go watch the match and let liers be punished

  2. IT SO EMBARRASSING TO THE EXTENT THAT A DYNAMOS OFFICIAL EVEN WRITES TO THE PSL WITHOUT VERIFY THE VALIDITY OF THE CLAIM, OR IT WAS A WAY OF ATTACKING INNOCENT HIGHLANDERS SUPPORTERS . WE DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM THESE DYNAMOS SUPPORTERS FOR ALL THEY HAVE BEEN WRITING BAD ABOUT US , NDEBELES SINCE SOME WENT TO THAT EXTENT.SHAME ON ALL OF YOUS .

  3. Manqoba Mamamela

    maDembare!!!

  4. I suspect Dynamos offials were involvd here so that the match wopuld be brought to Harare. How come they were quick to write to the PSL basing on false story

  5. What a shame. A country of liars

  6. yikwesaba ibosso konke lokhu madodakazi. A riminder madimbare: u are going play against caps united not bosso.

  7. Cynthia Mushona

    everyone was quick to beleive the story was true due to Highlanders history of violence. e.g the stanford nhau catasrophe. for this one lets everyone apologise to Highlanders supportes. It seem they have now moved from stone age uncivilised mentality and we should clap hands for them. however it is still a known case that they are still spitting venom in terms of language used at the stadium and they shhould improve from this shameless behaviour.

    1. Iwe Cynthia u’re talking of a story tht so happend several years ago, yet its onlyone person who was killed and you mashona killed more thn 20000 ndebeles, to your own info, he aplied for his for his death by provoking bosso fans, again you burnt our flag at Soweto and expect us to keep quiet!!!!

  8. nxx these liars they are full of “Football Politics “” manje asethuki umlilo wamaphepha thina sesabona okunengi

  9. The story of the alleged assault first appeared on dembareDotComs facebook page, not on any newspaper. One says Highlanders supporters spit venom in terms of language but one shudders when they read the posts on that page and one realizes how polarized this society of ours is.

    Cry my beloved country.

  10. Dembare Dembare Dembare at it again. When will you grow up and stop telling lies. Why do you hate Highlanders to such an extent of claiming that they are murderers. In fact, its you who wanted to murder Hwange officials.

    1. Imikaimi hamuna kuve ngwa Tove ngerei vanhu vasinga gone bhora vanhu vakasara zvese league ne mbada soccer is our business pedzeranai nema repoter maen while we have Caps to teach soccer imi tongokupai Monons monyarara

  11. The police will furher verify and tommorow, it will be a true story

  12. whilat the whole issue about a death can only be verified by the responsible authorities, my concern is on the violence that took place. many have been treating the Highlanders supporters as victims of misrepresented facts but for all who where there that day, would recall two innocent thoroughly bashed by these supporters. to make matters worse, the police (especially two femals cops in ful riot gear) and a bunch standing amid the other supporters DID nothing. Zifa and the police where supposed to protect everybody. What gave the Highlanders supporters the right to do that? Worse still, a bunch of them shouted obscenities on all Shonas throughout the match. Such behaviour deserves punishment and definately not the ignorance and arrogance proffessed by the so-called Responsible authorities

    1. urishona that does not change anything

  13. Soccer lovers know the Bosso fans. They are even threatening a war on Sunday, check the Highlanders football academy

  14. Dhimbare woye ndipatinoimba paye kuti. Haaa Erma vanongoti shainira Erma tinongovasiya so Erma Zora ZorA

  15. zimbos,pliz let us shun violence,,,,,lets support our teams freeely,in Heaven there z no dembare or highlandrs,pliz one one luv pple,,,,,may God blesses u wth the heart fild wth luv.thank all,l luv all

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