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Four Angry Zimbabweans Arrested for Petrol Bombing Robert Mugabe’s Dairy Farm #263chat #twimbos #zimbabwe #southafrica

A fringe political party leader and three of his colleagues arrested while trying to petrol-bomb the First Family’s Alpha Omega Dairy farm in Mazowe appeared in court yesterday.

Zimbabwe People’s Front political party president Owen Kuchata (34) and Borman Ngwenya (30), Solomon Makumbe (29) and Silas Pfupa (37) appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe under heavy police guard.

They are being charged for possession of weaponry for sabotage and money laundering for terrorism purposes.

Mr Chikwekwe remanded the four to February 8 and advised them to apply for bail at the High Court.

The court heard that Ngwenya and Makumbe are attached to 1 Field Regiment and Zimbabwe Intelligence Corps, respectively.

The prosecutor Mr Michael Reza alleged that last Friday at around 4pm, police received a tip-off that the four were planning to bomb Alpha Omega Dairy’s processing plant and tuck shop during the night.

The dairy’s processing plant and tuck shop are located at Gushungo Dairy Estate, Jumbo Road in Mazowe.

Acting on the tip-off, the police proceeded to the farm and laid an ambush about 100 metres from the quartet’s target.

Around 10pm, the detectives saw the men approaching the dairy’s processing plant and immediately arrested them.

They searched them and recovered four Molotov cocktails (bombs) made of petrol, ammonium nitrate, nails and sand in 750 millilitres Chateau empty bottles.

They also recovered Zimbabwe People’s Front party manifesto, party constitution and documents relating to party activities.

The quartet reportedly held several meetings to acquire funding during preparations to carry out the banditry, terrorist and sabotage activities.

The quartet made voluntary indications to the police on Sunday.

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  • kilo39

    Once upon a time it was called a ‘war of liberation’, and now it’s called terrorism simply because it suits the accuser to do so. I think the time is way overdue for the terms ‘terrorism’ to be re-defined, into different categories perhaps?. I say this because clearly the Zimbabwean situation, in terms of governance, has spat in the face of true democracy and has simply resorted to tribal type dominion principals of the 18th century, when people;s support for a ‘King’ was forced or bought or a combination of the two. Zimbabwe, once the bread basket of Africa, has been reduced to a shadow of it’s former self by the poisonous politics of one man, Mugabe.
    Those who support Mugabe and his cronies aren’t free, they are shackled to his ‘chainmail’ by fear or by money. In that climate, how can anyone expect real progress ?

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