A commuter omnibus (kombi) conductor will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after fatally assaulting a passenger over a torn United States dollar note in Arcadia.
In Zimbabwe, torn and old US dollar bills are often contentious, with many businesses refusing to accept them as legal tender. Normally, people resolve such issues amicably, but this conductor took it too far.
On an otherwise ordinary Friday the 13th, a routine commute turned into a nightmare when a kombi conductor attacked a passenger due to a torn US dollar note. The distressing event occurred in Arcadia on Friday night.
Although specific details of the incident are currently unavailable, Lazzie T Chapo, an award-winning producer, confirmed that the conductor assaulted the passenger over a torn United States dollar note. Chapo said the conductor forcibly pushed the passenger out of the moving kombi, causing the victim to roll onto the road. Tragically, the passenger breathed his last on the spot.
The identity of the deceased will be disclosed once his family has been notified by the police. Brave citizens took matters into their own hands, apprehending the minibus conductor and handing him over to the police after making a citizen’s arrest.
Despite the police’s prompt response on Friday evening, the victim’s body was not transported to the mortuary until Saturday morning.
A Startling Pattern: Earlier Incident Highlights Urgency for Peaceful Resolutions
This grim incident isn’t isolated, as earlier this year, another disturbing episode unfolded in Harare.
A dispute between a mechanic named Daniel Dandawa and a tout named Dread escalated when the bus driver, Christopher Chimonga, deviated from the usual route at Dread’s urging. When Dandawa disembarked, he was attacked by Dread, leading to a fatal accident where Dandawa was run over by the bus.