Senator Roy Bennett’s life under threat

roy_bennett_zimAt about 1530hrs yesterday evening (Tuesday 5 August 2009), three man who refused to identify themselves, two in their early 30s and one in his early 20s, driving a white Isuzu 4X4 Fleetside, with registration number AAE 3627 arrived at the entrance gate of a plot being leased by MDC Treasurer General, and Deputy Minister of Agriculture designate, Senator

The three men demanded to see Senator Bennett. When the security guards refused to permit them in, the three men threatened to shoot to kill the guards. The guards ran away and informed Senator Bennetts son, Charles.

When Charles arrived, the three men drove away threatening that whoever wanted to get themselves involved would face death.

This incident cannot be taken lightly, particularly with the declared hatred of the person of Senator Bennett by some in ZANU PF, particularly the residual elements. Senator Bennett has for the past few weeks been receiving death threats, and this mafia type visit by these three men can only have been an attempt on his life. We interpret these three men as nothing but a hit squad.

A report has been made with the police and we hope a full and proper investigation will be done and the safety of Senator Bennett and his family will be guaranteed.

This comes a few days after MDC Secretary General; Hon Tendai Biti received a letter with a bullet inside.

The continued harassment of MDC members in general and Senator Bennett in particular, is a clear sign that there remains some residual elements that refuse to accept the reality and consensus for change sweeping the country.

Let it be known that Senator Roy Bennett remains the exclusive choice of the MDC for the position of Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and it is inconceivable that this will change, as such we demand that he be sworn in without further delay.

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