Two security guards shot at a mine in Shamva in suspected case of mistaken identity

By Wellington Makonese

Two security guards at Vibranium Mine in Shamva are battling for their lives at Shamva Hospital after they were shot by a colleague in a suspected case of mistaken identity.

Garikai Chakaipa (55), who allegedly shot his colleagues while on duty, has appeared at Bindura Magistrate Courts and is now facing charges of attempted murder.

Prosecutor Edward Katsvairo submitted that on the 17th of this month, the two were on patrol at the other end of the mine when the incident occurred.

Allegations are that Chakaipa, who was armed with a shotgun and operating at a different site, randomly fired at his colleagues, suspecting that they were intruders.

The injured were taken to Shamva Hospital for treatment where they are recovering, while Chakaipa has been remanded in custody to the 30th of this month for trial.

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