The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the arrest of former CID detective Jaison Muvevi, who is wanted for the murder of three people. Muvevi was arrested while trying to cross into Mozambique today.
In a statement seen by Great Dyke News 24, the ZRP Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the victims had been identified.
“Reference is made to the Zimbabwe Republic Police press statement on the shooting incident in which three people were shot dead while another person was seriously injured on the 13th of January 2023 in Wedza.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirms that the murder suspect Jaison Muvevi, has been arrested while trying to cross into Mozambique today.
“Meanwhile, the victims of the murder have been identified as follows Crispen Mubvana Kanerusine (62) of Zinzombe Village, Wedza. Inspector Maxwell Hove (43) of ZRP Wedza Camp and Munashe Mujanhi (20) of Mujanhi Village Wedza.
“The injured is Detective Constable Tendai Mugova. The ZRP acknowledges and appreciates the support given by members of the public in the pursuit of the suspect,” read the statement.
Muvevi is being sought for killing a self-styled Johanne Masowe apostolic sect prophet identified as Crispen Mubvana Kanerusine before turning the lethal weapon on the Officer in Charge Wedza police and a third victim, a bartender at Mukamba Business Centre.
He also shot and critically injured another police officer who, together with the slain station commander, had attempted to react to the shooting of the prophet.
Muvevi was tracked down to Chiduku, an area near Rusape where he was involved in a fierce exchange of fire with police officers yesterday. He fled off into the nearby mountains and had tried to cross into Mozambique this morning.