Armed robbers who shot dead a 10-month-old baby arrested hours after robbery operation

January 4, 2022

Six out of the seven members of a robbery gang which shot and killed a 10-month-old baby in Macheke, Zimbabwe, have been arrested hours after the heinous crime.

The gang reportedly attacked the home of businessman Shephard Haruzivi late in the night. It was gathered that after Haruzivi fired two shots at the gang with his registered gun, the armed robbers returned fire and, in the process, killed 10-month-old Moreblessing Haruzivi. 

Moreblessing was shot in the chest and died from the bullet wound. His mother, Dephine Makokola, was seriously injured as she took a bullet to the left lower breast.

The gang robbed the family of US$500 and a Toyota Fortuner vehicle. They used the South Africa-registered Toyota Fortuner belonging to their first victims to travel 60 kilometres to Macheke.

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