Two men have been arrested in Harare and Esigodini over possession of unregistered firearms.
The Esigodini man was reportedly using the firearm to threaten other patrons in a bottle store on Christmas Day. In Kuwadzana, the man also produced his firearm in a nightclub.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incidents. “On Christmas Day, police in Esigodini arrested Elton Ncube for possessing an unregistered firearm.
“The suspect had a misunderstanding with other patrons in a bottle store at Gabeni Village and produced a Barreda C4 Signal pistol. Police recovered the Barreda C4 Signal pistol, loaded with a magazine of seven rounds.”
In Kuwadzana, police arrested Trust Kagweda (36) after he produced a firearm at a nightclub in the area.
A 213, 9mm Noringo pistol was recovered from the suspect.
Meanwhile, police have intensified investigations into a case in which a suspect stabbed other patrons at a nightclub in Harare on December 22.
In the video circulating on social media, the suspect is seen holding a knife and stabbing other patrons.
In a statement, Asst Comm Nyathi said: “The ZRP reiterates that investigations are at an advanced stage with a view of arresting the suspect who is seen on a video which has gone viral on social media openly brandishing a knife at Pabloz Night Club, Sam Levy village, Borrowdale, Harare, while threatening to stab other patrons after a dispute.
“The suspect had to be restrained by other people.
“The incident occurred on December 22, and was reported at ZRP Borrowdale. One person sustained a stab wound on the right hand.”