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Police raid Tsvangirai aide


Police yesterday raided the residence of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirais chief of staff Abisha Nyanguwo in Harare in search of arms of war before impounding an Isuzu double cab vehicle.

No one was arrested, but the impounded vehicle was taken to Mabelreign Police Station.
According to Nyanguwo, police claimed the raid was in connection with the bombing of Zanu PF Gweru offices last December.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena was not immediately available for comment.

However, MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora confirmed and condemned the raid. He said it was a cowardly act by Zanu PF to intimidate and destabilise the party.

There was absolutely no justification for the raid, and there was no reasonable suspicion at all that is why no one was arrested at his (Nyanguwos) house. The police are busy harassing innocent people while leaving Chipangano and its funders to harass the people of Zimbabwe, Mwonzora said.

Nyanguwo added: These are hard times, I dont blame anybody. I dont deserve this. It does not make sense that I can go all the way to bomb in Gweru. I dont have arms of war. Lets remain resolute and they will not win.

It is understood the police went to Nyanguwos house early yesterday morning, but were denied entry by his lawyer Aleck Muchadehama because they did not have a search warrant.

The police team called for reinforcements and officers from the Law and Order section arrived with a search warrant. The search was conducted, but they failed to find any weapons.

When NewsDay visited the residence, a maid and Nyanguwos son were still in shock as they narrated how the six plainclothes policemen ransacked the house.

They came in the morning saying they wanted to search for arms. They, however, took the Isuzu vehicle, the maid said.

Early this year, police in Gweru arrested three MDC-T members, Shepherd Marange, Douglas Tsuro and Silas Mutendeudzwa, on charges of bombing the Zanu PF offices, but they released them later.

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