The mayhem last night began when the police approached a Chitungwiza bound kombi that was dropping passengers at Seke road flyover.

The driver is said to have resisted instructions by the police not to drop passengers at the undesignated point. Police fired tear gas canisters to wade off a marauding crowd. “The police fired warning shots to try to disperse the swelling crowd who were already jeering at them,” said one of the commuters, Marvellous Vhiriri.

The crowd later regrouped and pitched up at ZRP charge office in central Harare where they threw missiles leaving a trail of destruction. The regrouping of the crowd seemed to have caught the police ill-prepared. They withdrew and called for reinforcement.

When The Herald arrived at charge office around 2000HRS missiles were strewn all over in the charge office while the body of the deceased still lay on the floor. Police details could also be seen pushing vehicles that were parked adjacent to charge office in a bid to save them from catching fire.
The bus terminus had been cordoned off.
Police details could be seen patrolling the area around the terminus while intermittently firing tear gas canisters.