MDC pair up for bombing Zanu PF offices, press

HARARE - Two MDC activists have been hauled before the courts on charges of bombing Zanu PF’s  Machipisa offices and Jongwe Printers.

Ishmael Kauzani, 39, and Collins Chisunga are facing two counts of aggravated malicious damage to property, eight counts of attempted murder and attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected government.

The pair appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei.

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that on September 28 this year, Kauzani, Chisunga and others still at large,  went to Zanu PF Machipisa offices and set it on fire using unknown implements.

The fire spread and destroyed most of the property. As a result, the roof collapsed, the court heard yesterday.

It spread to Grocery World Supermarket which is adjacent to the Zanu PF offices and burnt various groceries and property.

Firemen from Central Fire Department reportedly took more than 13 hours to put the fire under control.
It is the State’s case that on October 28 around 2am, Kauzani together with his accomplices allegedly bombed Jongwe Printers in the Workington Industrial Area in Harare.

Mashavarira further alleges on the day in question, eight of Jongwe Printers employees were in the building on night shift.

Kauzani and his alleged accomplices reportedly assembled outside the premises and threw molotov cocktails into the building.

On November 12, Kauzani was arrested after police received a tip-off that he was responsible for the bombings.

House searches carried on Kauzani’s last address recovered an MDC Veteran Activists Association membership card attached to a coded document titled Operation BRAVO 11 which contained strategies to destabilise the country.

It is further alleged that between June and November this year, Kauzani, Chisunga and others hatched a plan and organised the setup of a body that would overthrow the government through unconstitutional means.

The State claims Operation  BRAVO 11 has strategies to destabilise the country through insurgency or conventional warfare and removing the government by force.

It is the State’s case that accused persons went around committing the above offences at the influence of the contents of Operation BRAVO 11.

Comments (4)

The above article is very disturbing. If it is true then I pray God should protect Zimbabwe. Security agents should dig deep into the issue to find out if there is really threat to national security and take immediate action. If it is some foolish drunkards they should be thoroughly punished for causing this unwarranted alarm. Zimbabweans are aware of national enemies within and without. If the above is proved true, I urge the state of Zimbabwe to immediately institute compulsory military training for all able boded Zimbabweans. Chakatanga ndicho chakachenjedza!

dungas - 18 November 2013

Haiwawo! Book rakanyorwa kuti BRAVO11 does not mean to say one is guilty. This just pure witch hunting on the opposition supporters. We all know that Jongwe was bombed by disgruntled Zanu youth who were not paid their moneies

MkanyaGP - 18 November 2013

If you can all remember the Cain Nkala murder and the Ari Ben Menashe debacle,then you know it all.This is pure fiction .The Daily News was bombed almost a decade ago and noone has not been picked up yet.This speaks volumes.After being severely tortured, those guys are going to be set free, watch this space

Chamunorwa Murove - 18 November 2013

On behalf of Zimbabwe youth wing organization which was founded by Ishamil Kauzani, among other torture victims living in forced migration, i strongly condemn the Zimbabwe Government and their state agents for fabricating the story against our chairman. We are in a position to expose them badly and will get to our members and media after consulting the Lawyers for Human Rights.( Sec of Information and publicity)

takurab@gmail.com - 21 November 2013

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