No deaths at Barbourfields: Police

Raymond Jaravaza in BULAWAYO

AS of 8pm Sunday, police had NOT received reports of deaths at Barbourfields Stadium following the violent skirmishes during the Dynamos v Highlanders game.

The number of those injured could not be verified

Bulawayo police confirmed Sunday night that they had not received any reports of fatalities.

Disturbing videos and photos on social media platform, WhatsApp users claimed that there had been reports of deaths.

Bulawayo Police spokesman Inspector Abdenico Ncube said, as of Sunday night, his office had not received information of deaths at Barbourfields Stadium.

Some of the missiles during Sunday’s violence at B/F

He could not comment on the number of injuries or those arrested for their part in the skirmishes.

“The Police are still carrying out investigations after the violent disturbances at Barbourfields Stadium but so far we have not received reports of any deaths.

Sunday’s match was abandoned with Dynamos leading 2-0

“Police details are still on the ground as we speak, hours after the unfortunate incidents at Barbourfields, we still don’t have the exact number of arrests at the moment.

“Once that information is available, we will make it public,” said Insp. Ncube

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