HARARE - Newly-crowned Miss World Zimbabwe Annie-Grace Mutambu was on Friday night attacked by robbers in her neighbourhood in Cranborne.
Mutambu was crowned on Friday afternoon and the attack took place on the same night and she lost a laptop. She was in the company of her sister who also lost a mobile phone in the robbery.
Tendai Chirau, Miss Zimbabwe Trust’s communications and programmes manager said they were shocked by the attack and that they hope justice will be served.
“It’s just like in a family when a misfortune falls on someone, we are not happy as the Trust.
“We are not sure if it was a genuine criminal attack or it’s our detractors who attacked her. We hope the police will catch them and bring them to book,” he said.
Her mother Mrs Mutambu said the two were robbed by six men who were in a red VW Golf.
“They were walking from my sister’s house, five minutes’ walk from our house, around 7pm, in Monroe Street. As they were walking from the house, they saw the VW Golf parked. The men approached them saying they wanted to ask them something.
“Sensing danger, they walked on fast and three other men came out of the car. One attempted to hug her but she refused and the three jumped on her. Her sister tried to fight them off.
“The girls started screaming, attracting the attention of neighbours who opened their gate. When the robbers realised that there was activity they drove off, but one of them grabbed the laptop and the phone.
The case was reported at Braeside Police Station under case number RRB2435003.
“Annie-Grace was kicked in the chest and her sister in the stomach. When we went to the police station, they told us that there was a similar case that happened the previous week on the same road.
“We later took her to hospital. She is feeling better physically but she as traumatised,” said Anne-Grace’s mother.