Taxi driver stabbed many times in robbery, intestines left dangling

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By Staff Reporter

A Masvingo taxi driver is battling for his life in hospital after a robber stabbed him several times, leaving his intestines dangling outside the stomach.

Tasara Mugwagwa (20) was attacked on the night of 25 August at the Renco Mine turn-off along the Masvingo-Chiredzi road. He also lost his car during the robbery.

Masvingo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakawashe Dhewa confirmed the incident adding that Mugwagwa’s attacker has since been arrested and was expected to appear in court soon.

“Tafadzwa Janyure has been arrested over the attempted murder and robbery charge which took place in Renco Mine and police also recovered Mugwagwa’s Toyota Fun Cargo vehicle in Bikita,” Asst Insp Dhewa said.

The police spokesperson said on the fateful day, Mugwagwa was driving to Renco Mine when Janyure (20) hired him intending to go to Pedzisai Village while claiming he was attending a funeral.

“Upon arrival, Janyure asked Mugwagwa to offload his luggage and as the driver was busy offloading the stuff, he was attacked with an okapi knife leaving him with protruding intestines.

“He had to seek assistance from a nearby homestead and was rushed to Renco Mine Clinic while Janyure fled away with the vehicle,” Dhewa said.

Investigations by the police led to the arrest of Janyure two days later while hiding in Bikita and the stolen vehicle was recovered.