Woman shot at roadblock

POLICE officers manning a roadblock along Seke Road near St Mary’s in Chitungwiza allegedly shot and injured a 30-year-old woman after the driver of the vehicle in which she was travelling in reportedly refused to stop at a roadblock.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

Loveness Chiriseri, who had hitched a lift to town in a blue Honda Fit on August 19, ended up being admitted to Chitungwiza General Hospital nursing a bullet wound after being shot.

Chiriseri said the police officer fired at the car after the driver failed to stop at the roadblock and one of the bullets hit her.

“I left home around 10am and got into a blue Honda Fit which had no number plates and was written ‘for sale’ as I was going for a lesson” she said.

“Upon approaching the roadblock, the driver slowed down, but then proceeded past the roadblock. I think he then changed his mind and stopped within a distance of less than 100 metres. That is when the officer with a gun fired two shots. I don’t know where the other shot went, but the second hit the car seat and my right buttock.”

Her medical records signed by a Doctor Garapo showed that she was nursing a gunshot wound.

“Patient who sustained above injury after a bullet ricocheted from a car and hit patient who was a passenger,” her medical record read.

Chiriseri said the police have been mum over the incident and she was being forced to pay for her medical bills, which have gone over $500.

“The police are behaving like nothing happened. I am paying for my medical bills and they have not even made an effort to find out what happened to me. I am suffering emotionally and financially owing to actions of a trigger-happy police officer,” she said.

The driver of the Honda Fit, Lloyd Sibanda, was arrested for failure to comply with police instructions and is currently out on bail.


He refused to speak on the matter, saying he was in shock.

Chiriseri, who is currently bed-ridden, said Sibanda was also helping her with medical bills.

Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi promised to make enquiries about the case, but his phone was no longer being answered later during the day.

17 Comments

  1. please remove these AK from roadblocks they kill .why shoot when the driver had stopped training is very poor they police have no idea what hey are supposed to do

    1. Its not that the driver failed to stop but he refused to stop. Royidhi Sivanda must pay for the injury. Well done Police one warning shot and next shot pagaro remunhu.

  2. Number 1, why not stop when instructed to do so? This particular driver ONLY stopped after being fired at by a police officer deployed those metres away from the roadblock. Be compliant or prepare to be compliant with your life its as simple as that.This lawlessness has to stop.

    1. ba tako the great

      uri benzi .Why asina kuridza 3 warning shots as required and also why asina kushuda mavhiri .You can not aim mukat memota ka .Porisi yakabhaiza iyo.

    2. kindly read the article again..the officer shot at the vehicle when the driver had stopped already…read again the victim’s statement…

    3. So you think that its okay for our security forces to keep injuring and killing civillians in this nation? THIS IS JUST WRONG.

    4. but shooting at pipol isnt the solution

  3. Vanhukadzi muchinyanya kuda ma private cars!

    1. trigger happy police and army beware guys demonstrators people throwing stones to police army and when you see police holding a gun its not for decoration its for shooting to kill BEWARE THERE IS NOTHING WORTHY DYING FOR

  4. If u r instructed to stop at a roadblock then just stop. These Honda fit guys are now a nuisance and criminals also use vehicles that don’t display number plates. I don’t blame the police at all. It was so avoidable by just stopping.

    1. True

  5. no its the corrupt police officers when they see a car without a no. plate they know kuti its easy money coz most of the cases the TIP might hv expired.And at CVR they hv some ridiculous charges that discourage people from getting no. plates when they immediately want to sale those cars.

  6. Ntandoyenkosi Ncube

    dont blame the polic, let these criminals perish

  7. The police they should be trained to preserve life especily in public they should have proper target practice to aim at mostly perpetrators on

    (a)Shooting the leg when on foot.
    (b)Shooting the wheels of vehicles especialy when in mortion
    (c)Only shoot to kill when the perpetrator is armed with a weapon.
    (b)Train police tatics of safely stopping veheacles in public car chases.

  8. So Ntandoyenkosi the injured woman is a criminal?????

  9. This country will never develop with such brainless comments i see on this post damn – cry my beloved country. Guns at police road blocks are not suppose to shoot at cars and people but at as a defensive mechanism when the police is threatened. If a car fails to stop there are other ways i.e you chase the car, to take down the number plate, to instruct the police at the next road block to stop the specific car – look at what has happened now you are shooting an innocent person. When shall Zimbabwe be free from these brainless baboons.

  10. police ne army makuenderera KO dai mamune hama yako

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