Bennett receives death threat

roy_bennetts_releaseJOHANNESBURG Another senior official of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirais MDC party last week received a death threat from unidentified people, the party said in a said in a statement. MDC-T says the Justice Minister Chinamasa is trying to cover up on the selective use of the law against the former opposition partys parliamentarians.

According to a statement released by the MDC last Wednesday, armed men visited party treasurer general Roy Bennetts Harare residence and threatened to shoot guards at the house after they were denied entrance.

Three armed men yesterday threatened to shoot guards manning the house of MDC treasurer-general and deputy agriculture minister-designate, Senator Roy Bennett after they had been denied entrance, the MDC said.

The men who were driving a white Isuzu vehicle, with registration number AAE 3627, arrived at the gate of Senator Bennetts residence in Harare and demanded to see him, the party said

The men became violent and threatened to shoot the guards before they sped off after Bennetts son had been summoned to assist the guards, according to the MDC.

The guards managed to call the Senators son, Charles, for assistance leading to the three driving away at high speed but threatening to kill anyone who wanted to get involved in their mission, Tsvangirais party said in a statement.

Police were not immediately available for comment on the matter.

Yesterdays incident comes barely a week after MDC secretary general and Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti was sent a live bullet and threatened with death by unknown people.

On Saturday Bitis gardener was attacked by three armed soldiers at the ministers house in Harare. The assailants, according to the MDC, are guards at the residence of Zimbabwe National Army Commander, General Philip Valerio Sibanda.

Both incidents were reported to the police.

The MDC blames the incidents on elements bent on undermining the efforts aimed at democratising our country and revitalising economy.

The party has previously accused unnamed hardliner elements in President Robert Mugabes Zanu (PF) party and in the military establishment of working to wreck Zimbabwes unity government.

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