According to a passenger (whose name has been withheld), one of the men was armed with a gun and the other brandished a knife.
“Both men boarded in town with other passengers at about 3.45pm and one of them got in the seat next to me. But nothing seemed wrong until we got near the robot on Samora Machel and he pulled his gun on me and ordered me to hand over my phone,” said the passenger.
The passenger said that the two men worked their way through the bus and they both alighted at the same stop, where there happened to be a couple of police officers who gave chase after being alerted by the passengers.
However, as the passengers raised the alarm, the bus driver appeared to ignore their cries and continued driving for a while.