Mushikashika Mayhem: Teacher Falls Victim to Robbery in Harare![Image Credit: New Zimbabwe]

Mushikashika Mayhem: Teacher Falls Victim to Robbery in Harare!

A teacher from Oriel Boys High school in Harare, lost to robbers in a mushikashika, her handbag, wallet, Samsung A13 and national ID card on Monday. Patricia Kutadzaushe (39) boarded a white Toyota Wish at Rhodesville Avenue, intending to go to town. However, the vehicle dropped off two passengers at the Cunningham Road junction, leaving Patricia, the driver and a man who acted as a conductor.

Forceful Robbery

The vehicle drove for less than a kilometer and turned off into another road, with one of them informing Patricia that she had boarded a criminal’s vehicle and forced her to surrender her belongings.

Violet Maradzika (36), of Chitungwiza, also lost her handbag containing US$100, Samsung AS 20 to two men in a Toyota Wish after she disembarked from a commuter omnibus in Malborough on Monday.

Police Warning

Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, urged people to avoid unregistered transport vehicles. “Violet disembarked from a commuter omnibus from town at the Civic Centre at 12.20pm. An unregistered Toyota Wish stopped in front of her and two men disembarked, manhandled her, covered her face with a black cloth, and took her handbag,” said Insp Chakanza.

The police spokesperson further added that commuters should avoid unregistered transport vehicles and be vigilant when using public transport. He also urged the public to report any suspicious behavior to the police to help prevent such crimes.

In light of the recent incidents, it is essential to be cautious, especially when using public transport. It is advisable to use registered transport vehicles or ride-sharing services and to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Additionally, it’s always best to avoid carrying large sums of money or valuables when using public transport.