PM’s chief staffer challenges cops over ‘bomb’

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s chief of staff Abisha Nyanguwo has challenged police to come clean over accusations that he bombed local Zanu (PF) offices.


Nyanguwo (45) says the law enforcement agents must allow proper justice procedures to take place.

On December 27 the Zanu (PF) 7th Street offices located in a building housing provincial Central Intelligence Organisation Headquarters caught fire. In March Nyanguwo’s residence in Harare was ransacked by police reportedly in search of arms of war in connection with the incident. He was arrested but released two days later on $500 bail.

His lawyer Reginald Chidawanyika was denied access to court papers outlining the case until last Thursday when the trial was scheduled to start. That prompted magistrate Mildred Mutuvi to defer proceedings to August 2.

Chidawanyika challenged the police to bow down to demands by the law and allow the courts to oversee the matter in a procedural manner.

“We are not afraid of anything because we know there was no crime committed but we cannot go into court for trial before full details of the allegations are put forward to us. We challenge police to do simply that,” he said.

Soon after the alleged bombing, police pounced on three MDC-T youths accusing them of being involved. The trio was later acquitted for lack of evidence. A State witness identified as Archford Tumbare told the court he witnessed the incident but kept information to himself for fear of victimisation.

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