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The suspected armed robber involved in a police high-speed chase in Harare’s Kuwadzana Extension last week, in which his female alleged accomplice was shot, is an ex-convict released on Presidential amnesty in February, a court heard on Friday.Godwin Muchemwa (27) appeared before Harare Provincial magistrate Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe to answer to robbery charges.

He is jointly charged with Natsai Hwata (22), who was shot in the left thigh, while alleged accomplices Elvis Kandemwa and two others only identified as Dennis and Offias are on the run. Muchemwa has another robbery case pending before the courts.

Mr Chikwekwe remanded the duo in custody to today for bail application.

Appearing for the State, Miss Sharon Mashavira alleged that the gang used a Mazda Demio as their getaway car.

It is alleged that on Monday last week, Muchemwa was driving the car with his accomplices on board when they followed a Mercedes-Benz driven by a woman on Borrowdale Road until she parked and entered a building.

The gang allegedly went to the complainant’s car, smashed the windscreen and stole two mobile phones and other valuables.

According to the State, the gang is linked to a series of robberies in and around Harare.

Upon their arrest, the pair was found in possession of allegedly stolen goods which included cellphones, laptops and clothes.

Source : The Herald