Security Guard Arrested For Fatally Shooting Zupco Conductor
A security guard was arrested for fatally shooting a female Zupco conductor Joyce Kuzhumbwa during a robbery at Kadada Shops in Dzivarasekwa 4 soon after 9pm on Monday. Joyce was killed when the bus was dropping off its last four passengers and, raising suspicions that the gunman was the last passenger to get off the bus.
It is alleged that Joyce was shot after she refused to hand over the bag of money during the fatal robbery.
Speaking to The Herald, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed that the arrested man was Campion Marowa (35). Police also recovered a .38 Astra Revolver with two spent cartridges, meaning it had been fired twice before recovery.
Joyce was only 22 and had been working for the ZUPCO-franchised Lofombo bus since July 1. She was moments from knocking off for the day when she was murdered at Kadada shops in Dzivarasekwa 4 at around 9PM.
Joyce’s employer Jeremiah Hove said, "The driver went to the ZUPCO depot saying he had finished work but he was told to go back and ferry people to Dzivarasekwa.
"He then drove to Dzivarasekwa dropping off passengers and when he reached Dzivarasekwa 4 shops the bus was left with four people, one woman and three men. Upon reaching the shops, the driver was writing in his log book when he heard the conductor screaming from the back.
"As he looked back to see what was taking place he heard a gunshot. He ran away and waited from a distance."
The driver had not been able to give further details, except that some of the money grabbed from the conductor was left on the ground.