President Robert Mugabe’s security aides were last night robbed at gun point by a daring armed robber who got away with their vehicle and goods valued at US$10 000.
However, the robber identified as George Ndeya (38) was later shot dead by police.
Masvingo acting provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Tinaye Matake this morning said four members of the notorious Central Intelligence Officers were robbed at Bhuka business centre, near Masvingo town.
The quartet was travelling in a car marked Gushungo Holdings, a company believed to be owned by Mugabe and were coming from South Africa.
Gushungo is Mugabe’e totem.
The CIO had parked at the shopping centre when Ndeya who was armed with an AK47 pounced.
He drove off with farm chemicals, equipment and irrigation material.
Ndeya later dumped the car at Exor Garage, on the outskirts of Masvingo town.
However, when police heard of the robbery they hunted for Ndeya, who was shot and killed in a shoot-out with the police.
“He was involved in a shoot-out with police, and, like somebody who they knew was dangerous as he was armed, they had to do it first,” Matake said by telephone.