The Zimbabwe Republic Police have arrested a Kwekwe food vendor, accusing him of causing the deadly stampede in which 11 people died at Walter Magaya’s religious crusade last week.
Spokesperson Charity Charamba said ‘thorough investigations’ found that a gas bottle owned by food vendor Amos Muzeiwa leaked and exploded, causing panic at Mbizo stadium where Magaya’s PHD Ministries was crusading.
Charamba said the explosion panicked people who then stampeded, resulting in 11 being trampled to death and more than 60 being seriously injured.
Charamba denied widespread reports that police used teargas to control the crowd after chaos broke out.
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