On Tuesday morning Zimbabweans woke up to the sad news that an on duty Zupco conductor was shot and killed under unclear circumstances the previous night.
Hours later, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) revealed that they had arrested a security guard in connection with the murder.
Many wondered if this was a robbery which had gone wrong or there was more to the story after it was reported that the deceased had all her possessions.
According to court papers seen by iHarare, the suspect, Campion Marowa, 35, was first caught red-handed draining 25 litres of diesel from buses at Eagle Liner Coaches garage.
He was allegedly armed with a 38 Astra Revoler loaded with four rounds of ammunition.
Monday 13 September 2021, 1700 Hours: Circumstances are that around 5pm, Marowa commenced night duty at Eagle Liner Coaches garage while armed with a 38 Astra revolver loaded with four rounds of ammunition.
On the same day, Nqobile Nsingo, who works at Eagle Liner Coaches, knocked off duty and went into Harare’s city centre to buy some items.
Nsingo later realised that he had left his jersey at the workplace and upon arrival, he knocked at the gate expecting Marowa, who was on duty to open for him, but there was no response, which prompted him to use another entrance.
It is alleged that while Nsingo was within the premises, he noticed that security lights had been switched off.
Nsingo then switched on the lights and spotted Marowa at the diesel pump trying to reassemble the pump pipes.
The State further alleges that there was a 20 litre plastic container and another separate five litre plastic container that had been filled with diesel.
Nsingo then allegedly phoned his employer, Alex Kautsiro, who instructed him to manhandle Marowa.
The accused then threatened Nsingo with the revolver before he fled from the place towards the CBD. Nqobile Nsingo and Simbarashe Bhaureni then pursued him.
Upon realising that he was being tracked, Marowa fired a shot scaring away Nsingo and Bhaureni.
The two backtracked and went to lodge a complaint at Milton Park police station.
2045 Hours: The State alleged that at around 8.45pm on the same day, Marowa boarded a Zupco bus (ACL3930) where the late Joy Moyo was a conductor.
Marowa was allegedly armed with the revolver loaded with three rounds of ammunition.
When the bus reached its destination, Marowa was among the last passengers to disembark.
Allegations are that when the late Moyo was completing her log sheets, Marowa pulled the trigger and shot her on the head.
Marowa allegedly disappeared into the night.