Friday, October 25, 2013

(NEWZIMBABWE) Man charged over Zanu PF office bomb
02/10/2013 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been charged over a suspected petrol bomb attack on Zanu PF’s Highfield offices and an adjoining supermarket at around 2AM on Saturday. Collen Chisunga appeared before Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo on Wednesday and was remanded in custody. The magistrate advised him to apply to the High Court for bail.

Prosecutors said Chisunga was arrested after bragging in a bar that he had carried out the attack on the Zanu PF offices at Machipisa Shopping Centre. The fire also destroyed Grocery World supermarket. Chisunga is facing two counts of aggravated malicious damage to property.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said over the weekend that 32-year-old Spiwe Pambayi, a Harare resident, was arrested on Saturday over the fire and kept in custody for two nights, together with her one-year-old son, Clifford Mbewe.

The lawyers said Pambayi was arrested after an informant told the police she had been overhead bragging that the "fire-fire operation yatakaita nezuro yakabudirira [the fire-fire operation that we conducted yesterday was a success]."

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