Rifle planted at mdc official's home

Bernard Nyamambi’s, the Victoria Falls MDC district chairperson and Ward 1 councillor was arrested on Friday after he had gone to report firearms that he had found at his Chinotimba home.

Nyamambi discovered an AK47 rifle and a full bullet magazine at his house on Friday but when he went to the police to make a report he was arrested. He was released on Sunday. The rifle and bullet magazine were left planted beside a flower pot outside his main door. The police opened a docket; RB1183518 and said they will carry out further investigations.

Nyamambi suspects foul play and said the move was meant to criminalise him and the MDC. “I could not believe what I saw. This gave me the shock of my life and whoever did that wanted to fix me and instill fear in me and my family. I thank God that I was the first to discover this otherwise the trap could have put me in a fix”, said Nyamambi.

This is not the first time live bullets have been sent to MDC officials. In 2009, the MDC Secretary General and Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Hon. Tendai Biti, received a live bullet at his Harare home. The bullet was inside an envelope.

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