Crackdown over Zanu bomb

A crackdown on the local MDC-T leadership is likely, following the alleged bombing of Zanu (PF)’s Midlands provincial offices a fortnight ago.

The offices were torched on December 27 and Zanu (PF) has accused the MDC-T of being involved.

The Midlands Zanu (PF) leadership is led by party Legal Affairs secretary and Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also MP for Chirumanzu-Zibagwe.

He is understood to be exerting pressure on state security agents to descend on the MDC-T over the incident.

Last week police arrested three MDC-T activists, Douglas Tsuro (28), Sailas Mutendeudzwa (41), and Wonder Marange (40) in connection with the incident. The three were charged with malicious damage to property.

Local lawyer, Reginald Chidawanyika, who is representing the activists, said police had released them from custody.

Inside sources said that the police were dealing with the matter.

“What should be understood is that the Zanu (PF) offices house the who is who in the party. For that matter, police and other security organs have been briefed to seriously deal with the situation to avoid giving the MDC-T a picture that they are weak,” said the source.

The MDC-T has distanced itself from the incident. Thabita Khumalo, the party deputy spokesperson pointed out that the MDC-T would not benefit from bombing Zanu (PF).

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