Beitbridge — Two ladies have been shot lifeless and a 3rd severely injured when 3 armed males attacked a Zimbabwe-bound bus within the Bela-Bela space of Limpopo Province of South Africa the day past, and now the Zimbabwe Consulate in Johannesburg has engaged the South African government to ascertain the entire details.

In an interview the day past, Zimbabwe’s Consul General to Johannesburg, Mrs Melody Chaurura, stated: “We heard about the incident in the morning. So, we are having a team on the ground working together with host government authorities to establish more facts on this very sad incident. We will update once we establish all the details, including identities of the deceased.”

Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, stated police have been but to make any arrest and known as on someone with data to way the closest police station.

“The police in Bela-Bela have opened two counts of murder, one of attempted murder and one armed robbery after two women were shot dead and another injured while travelling in a bus in the early hours of Thursday morning,” stated Brig Mojapelo.

The 3 robbers boarded a Harare-bound bus at Bosman Bus Terminus in Pretoria, pretending to be passengers. The bus belonging to Copperbelt Bus Company left Pretoria round 1am the day past.

“As it passed Mantsole weighbridge along the N1 road, one of the suspects allegedly produced a firearm and shot through the front windscreen, forcing the driver to pull over,” stated Brig Mojapelo.