State claims 'plot' to bomb Mugabe dairy

HARARE - Two Zimbabwe National Army corporals were arraigned before the courts yesterday for allegedly conniving with an opposition political party official and an ex-army officer to  bomb President Robert Mugabe’s Alpha Omega Dairies.

President of the Zimbabwe People’s Front political party, Owen Kuchata, 34, ZNA corporals Borman Ngwenya, 30, Solomon Makumbe, 29, and an ex-soldier Silas Pfupa, 37, appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe facing sedition charges.

Ngwenya and Makumbe are attached to 1 Field Regiment and Zimbabwe Intelligence Corps respectively.

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

Chikwekwe remanded the quartet in custody to February 8 and advised them to apply for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Michael Reza alleged that last Friday around 4pm, police received a tip-off that the quartet were planning to bomb Alpha and Omega dairies processing plant and tuckshop during the night.

The plant and tuckshop are located at Gushungo Dairy Estate along Jumbo Road in Mazowe.

It is alleged that the quartet accused Mugabe of causing suffering to Zimbabweans because of his “dictatorial leadership.”

Police detectives proceeded to the farm and laid an ambush about 100 metres from the quartet’s target, the court heard.

Around 10pm, detectives saw the quartet approaching the plant and immediately arrested them, the court heard.

They reportedly searched them and recovered four Molotov cocktails (petrol bombs), ammonium nitrate, nails and sand in 750 millilitre empty bottles of Brandy, it was claimed.

They also recovered a Zimbabwe People’s Front Party manifesto, party constitution and documents relating to party activities, the court heard.

It is alleged that prior to the plot, the quartet held several meetings to acquire funding  to carry out banditry, terrorism and sabotage, the State claims.

On Sunday, the quartet voluntarily made indications to the police, the court was further told.

Comments (10)

Smells a dead big rat here!

Jongwe - 26 January 2016

recycled lies from Zanu pf which they peddle over and over again to divert our attention from their failures. Shame on you for thinking we will fall for this crap

mhofu - 26 January 2016

Haiwawo this is zanu, why would someone move around with their party manifesto especially when going to bomb the president's farm. That'll be crazy. This is zanu trying to distract people's attention.....we know you silly tricks mhani!!!

misty - 26 January 2016

ha ha ha! the usual lies from unashamed zanu pf and its propaganda machine. The Ari Ben Menashe bullshit, the Sithole wanted to pour oil on the road to Mutare so Mugabe would overtrun, the chimwenje bullshit. We are tired of these lies. dont waste judiciary time on rubbish fictitious stories.

Jendekufa - 26 January 2016

That is utter nonsense and rubbish we all know that this is lies bcoz always when Mugabe is cornered always comes up with these stone age tactics which are foolish and cheap politics .Time shall come when that farm will be taken lawfully bcoz we all know it is stolen property .

Diibulaanyika - 26 January 2016

Nonsense. Cheap politicking when people are suffering. We are tired of this charade. Mwari tibatsireyi mutinunure from Pharaoh, his wife and little LUCIFERs that surround these thieving useless bastards NXA

v - 26 January 2016

After Chikurubi fiasco the government wants its own eyes and ears inside there.Target has to be Gumbura or other political matters. Its the only thing that makes sense. Putting president in the mix kuda kuti zvityise!!!.

X-MAN IV - 26 January 2016

All Zanu PF bullshit-hamunyari ?

COACHROACH - 27 January 2016

this is news why shouting

makots - 27 January 2016

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