Six suspected armed robbers were involved in a shootout with the police on Saturday morning in Bulawayo’s Fourwinds suburb.

The suspects were caught by the police while attempting to rob Mike Shawn Querl (45) of Franklin Avenue, Fourwinds who is the Director of ABJ Engineering- a company which manufactures and sells mining equipment.

Two of the suspects were fatally shot at the scene while the third succumbed to gunshot wounds at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).

Makhosi Brian Nkomo (31) of Mpopoma, Mthokozisi Moyo (37) of Plumtree appeared at Tredgold Magistrates court before magistrate Marygold Ndlovu.


They are jointly charged with Nkosilathi Ncube (42) of Gwanda who is admitted to UBH after he sustained leg injuries while exchanging fire with the police.

The trio is being represented by Bob Sansole of Dube, Mguni, Dube legal practitioners.

The investigating officer, Wellington Masuku applied for further detention of the accused persons citing that the police needed more time to carry out investigations.