Trial date set for Belgravia shootings
13 March 2018
THE trail date for two Chinese nationals and one Zimbabwean man, who allegedly shot two people in Belgravia last month suspecting that they were part of a gang of robbers they exchanged fire with, has been set.
Leo Tingpen, 27, Li Yize, 27, Gamuchirai Nigel Zuze, 23, who are out on US$5 000 bail each appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande who rolled over the matter to April 9 for trial.
The trio is facing attempted murder charges.
Allegations are that on February 19 at around 10pm Kevin Guzah was driving a Toyota Vitz, registration number AEH 9049, along Lincoln Road in Belgravia in the company of Kudzai Nduku.
As they approached Number 17, Lincoln Road, they heard gunshots from the house and, in fear, they turned back to where they were coming from and started driving towards Zuva Petroleum.
The accused persons, who were at the house, got into their vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser and gave chase.
Guzah then lost control of the car and hit one of the fuel pumps at the service station.
The accused person got out of their vehicle and approached Guzah and Nduku.
They reportedly shot Nduku, who was seated at the front passenger’s seat on the pelvis and thereafter, they assaulted her with the back of the pistol on the head.
When Guzah noticed this, he got out of the car and fled but he fell into a drainage trench.
The accused persons approached him as he lay in the trench and shoot him on the pelvis.
They reportedly assaulted him with hands and also shot him on the leg.
They reportedly bundled him into the boot of their vehicle and took him to the police station leaving Nduku helpless in Guzah’s car.
Guzah and Nduku sustained injuries from the gunshots.