Trouble For Security Guard Over ZUPCO Conductor Shooting

HARARE – A security guard accused of shooting dead Zimbabwe Passengers Company (Zupco) bus conductor Joyce Kuzhumbwa was formally charged on Thursday before a Harare court

HARARE – A security guard accused of fatally shooting Zimbabwe Passengers Company (Zupco) bus driver Joyce Kuzhumbwa was formally charged in a Harare court on Thursday.

Campion Marowa, 35, was charged with murder, robbery and firearms offenses when he appeared before Judge Dennis Mangosi, who held him until September 30.

Marowa was not asked to plead. The National Prosecutor’s Office alleges that around 8:45 p.m. on September 13 this year, Marowa boarded a Zupco bus in which Kuzhumbwa was driving.

Prosecutors say Marowa was armed with an Astra.38 revolver loaded with three rounds.

When the bus reached its destination in Dzivarasekwa, Marowa was among the last passengers to disembark as 22-year-old Kuzhumbwa filled in his logbooks.

The court heard Marowa remove the loaded gun from his hip before fatally shooting Kuzhumbwa.

He grabbed a bag of money and ran away.

Police seized a cartridge that Marowa allegedly threw near Harare Polytechnic. After the shooting, he reportedly went to a house on Rudland Avenue in Belvedere, Harare, where he had previously been posted as a security guard, and hid the gun, now loaded with two cartridges, in a locker room.

Marowa then advised his superior through a text massage in which he hid the weapon. Marowa is also accused of stealing 25 liters of diesel from the Eagle Liner bus company.

He also faces firearms violation charges after he fired a gun to stop an Eagle Liner employee from arresting him after he stole the diesel.

Marowa is represented by lawyer Norman Mugiya.

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