Man Who Shot Dead Female Zupco Conductor Arrested Within Hours

Man Who Shot Dead Female Zupco Conductor Arrested Within Hours

The late Joyce Kuzhumba

Man Who Shot Dead Female Zupco Conductor Arrested Within Hours Following Excellent Police Work

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed the arrest of the man who shot dead a Zupco conductor on Monday night. 35-year-old Campion Marowa was arrested barely 24 hours after the heinous crime, following some excellent police work.  He was employed as a security guard.

Marowa allegedly shot and killed  Joyce Kuzhumba, a female ZUPCO conductor,  in unclear circumstances in Dzivarasekwa 4 on Monday night.

In a very terse statement, the police said,

Reference to our previous message on a murder case which occurred on 13/09/21 at Kadada Shops, Dz, Hre. Police confirms the arrest of Campion Marowa (35) in connection with the case and recovered a .38 Astra Revolver and 2x.38 spent cartridges. Investigations are underway.

The deceased’s uncle, Joel Tazviwana told the Chronicle that his niece was shot after she allegedly fought back and refused to let go of the money she had on her.

Tazviwana said the bus driver told him that the suspect tried to snatch Joyce’s handbag which contained the day’s takings. This happened when she was disembarking from the bus. Joyce, however, resisted and fought back to protect her bag. Unfortunately, the suspect responded drastically by pulling his firearm and shooting her in the head.


Kuzhumbwa’s employer Jeremiah Hove told online publication Zimlive,

“The driver went to the ZUPCO depot saying he had finished work but he was told to go back and ferry people to Dzivarasekwa.

“He then drove to Dzivarasekwa dropping off passengers and when he reached Dzivarasekwa 4 shops the bus was left with four people, one woman and three men. Upon reaching the shops, the driver was writing in his log book when he heard the conductor screaming from the back.

“As he looked back to see what was taking place he heard a gunshot. He ran away and waited from a distance.”


Following news of the swift arrest, the police have been receiving a lot of plaudits on social media platforms.