Saturday, 6 February 2021

Drama As Residents Attack Driver For ‘Cleaning A Funeral Parlour Vehicle At A Local Borehole’


Drama as Residents Attack Driver For Cleaning A Funeral Parlour Vehicle At A Local Borehole

Dzivarasekwa residents reportedly attacked a Tinokunda Funeral Parlour driver, Simbarashe Shonhiwa accusing him of cleaning a funeral parlour vehicle at their source of drinking water on Thursday.

According to H-Metro some residents claim that the parlour’s workers had come to wash their trade tools at the borehole.
However, it turned out that Shonhiwa had water buckets and was after fetching water using a vehicle with a tent and latex gloves inside it.

It was reported that it all started when Christine Jack, 72, known as Gogo Moyo approached Shoniwa raising her concern over the vehicle that he (Shonhiwa) had parked near her vegetables and close to the borehole. 
According to Gogo Moyo most people associate the branded funeral parlour vehicle with dead bodies and cleaning it near a borehole and vegetables was unacceptable.

“I questioned the driver for cleaning his vehicle near my vegetables and the borehole considering that the vehicle is branded a name of a funeral parlor.

“Neighbours came and he wanted to drive away that is why the vehicle was blocked the and its tyres deflated.

“Residents agreed to engage police and see if it was permissible to carry their cleaning at the borehole and upon their arrival they arrested the two and cleared the driver over the issue that distracted residents from their duties.

“To us it is taboo to clean anything related to funeral parlours at a public place worse off at a water source,” she said.

The publication also reports that  Shonhiwa wanted to fetch water and not clean the vehicle.

“The issue was blown out of proportion by people who arrived the time Gogo Moyo was asking me to remove my vehicle near her vegetables and the borehole.

This place is for Tashinga Cooperative residents and I stay across the road here in Dzivaresekwa 2 so these people do not want Tashinga residents to fetch water at this borehole.

“There was a long queue at our side and I decided to fetch water from this borehole not knowing the politics involved that we do not contribute money in case of repairing the borehole.

“I apologised to residents and allowed them to look into my vehicle but the two overreacted at attacked me and my friend that we left the place running for our dear lives,” said Shonhiwa.

However, two men were arrested for deflating the tyres of the vehicle and attacking Shonhiwa.

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