A 32-YEAR-OLD woman was last week arrested and detained together with her one-year-old toddler over the weekend in connection with the alleged bombing of Zanu PF sub-offices in Harare’s high-density suburb of Highfield.
Spiwe Pambayi and her infant son Clifford Mbewe endured two nights in police custody, first at Machipisa Police Station and later on at Harare Central Police Station, after she was arrested on Saturday last week.
Pambayi’s lawyer Charles Kwaramba confirmed the arrest last night and said the woman was released on Monday this week without a charge.
“The woman was picked up by police after an informant purportedly overheard her saying, the ‘fire-fire operation’ that they had conducted the previous day (Friday night) was a success,” Kwaramba said.
“The truth of the matter is her husband is a well known right-hand man to the newly elected MDC councillor and it could be politics at play.”
Kwaramba said the woman was released because of her one–year-old baby, but the police still maintained they would call her for questioning as investigations into the matter continued.
According to some media reports, the Zanu PF offices were allegedly petrol-bombed during an attack which reduced the offices together with an adjacent shop, Grocery World Supermarket, to ashes.