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Beatific Gumbwanda

CHIREDZI - A well-known foreign currency dealer and his wife recently sustained gunshot wounds after three armed robbers stormed into their home in the night and went away with a flat screen TV set, two Gtel S7 cellphones and a Toyota Wish vehicle with registration number AEY 4201.

Sources said George Laleni and wife Janet Mafusire might be victims of a calculated robbery by an organised gang that had stalked them for many days.

Laleni, a martial artist who does his business at Chiredzi's old rank, had parked his Toyota Wish some 20 metres away from his home in Chiredzi's Mangwenge Road on July 23 at around 19:30hrs when three robbers dressed in hooded black jackets stormed into his home.

The robbers broke the tightly locked door before pointing a gun at Laleni who was sleeping in his bedroom with wife Janet.

The robbers allegedly demanded cash which Laleni did not have. This disappointed the gang which then forced the couple to hand over their car keys before shooting Laleni on his left leg and his wife on her right leg.

Sources said police found a 9mm spent cartridge at the crime scene.


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