Biti's home petrol bombed

MDC- T Secretary General, Tendai Biti’s Umwisdale home was petrol bombed early this morning.


Efforts to get a comment from Biti were fruitless as his mobile number was continuously engaged.

Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba requested questions in writing on the Zimbabwe Republic Police's Outpost magazine e-mail address.

This is the second time that the residence of the former finance minister has been bombed.

In June 2011, unidentified men threw an explosive device at the wall of Biti’s home.

The development comes in the wake of intra-party violence within the MDC-T.

Last week, the MDC-T deputy treasurer, Elton Mangoma was assaulted by party youths outside the party’s headquarters, Harvest House, Harare.

It is reported that the youths, who were baying for Mangoma’s blood following his call for the party’s president, Morgan Tsvangirai to step down, wanted to assault Biti who was reportedly saved by clinging onto Tsvangirai’s jacket.

Youth Assembly leader, Solomon Madzore was reportedly holed up in the building while his Secretary General, Promise Mkwananzi was assaulted by the youths.

Mangoma last week reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of the MDC-T youth secretary for security and defence, James Chidhakwa.

Mangoma’s calls for leadership renewal follows treasurer General Roy Bennett and former Organising Secretary Elias Madzuri’s calls for Tsvangirai to step down.

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