Banda Khumalo
Occupation Policeman
Born ca. 1939

December 4, 1977(1977-12-04) (aged 38)
Bulawayo, Rhodesia

Cause of death Shot by police
Attack information
Date December 4, 1977
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location(s) Bulawayo, Rhodesia
Killed 13
Injured 16
Weapon(s) Shotgun

Banda Khumalo was a Zimbabwean policeman who killed 13 people and wounded 16 others in Bulawayo, Rhodesia on December 4, 1977.[1][2][3]

At approximately 7 p.m. Khumalo, a detective sergeant of the Special Branch, who was off-duty at the time, entered a house in Mzilikazi township and began firing with a shotgun, killing two men and two women, and wounding another man. The 38-year-old then went to the Ross police camp where he continued shooting about 30 minutes later, fatally hitting three policemen, a woman, and five children, and injuring 15 others. Police cordoned off the area and eventually shot him dead.[4][5][6][7][8][9]


Among those killed were:[10]

  • Dominic Ganda Matambo, policeman
  • Zirima, policeman


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