Woman, toddler arrested over Zanu PF bombing

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.

Staff Reporter

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.


  1. Gukurahundi upbringing

    But exactly what is wrong with gukurahunding gukurahundi offices?

    This woman is innocent, leave her alone she merely conducted a successful fire fire operation – a very patriotic Zimbabwean move!!

    1. Guks, since when have u become a magistrate, let the full wrath of the law take its course. lt is unfortunate that the poor toddler is between crossroads here. lf she is a suspect she must be interogated accordingly. Why bomb ZANU PF offices anyway tibvirei mashaiwa kwekutambira makaradzwa kumoto.

      1. Gukurahundi upbringing



        By the way, please remind me when last the full wrath of the law took its course when the Daily News office and printing equipment were bombed and destroyed during Jonathan Moyo’s first stint as Information Minister in government?

    2. Does this woman stay in your pocket? Let the investigations go on. Do you know what is investigation. Investigators can even question or arrest the fools and crippled ones once they become suspects they dont select. Ndivana gondo harishari. Let them do their job queitly.

      1. Gukurahundi upbringing

        Did they investigate the Daily News bombing?

        Why are investigation in Zim selective?

        Why are Mwale or Kitsiyatota not in jail?

        Have they ever been investigated, have thye ever gone to court?

    3. whats worse that u can hurriedly detain from one police cells to anotjer, a breastfeeding wife of a right hand man of an Mdc councillor or the corrupt masimirembwa who is scot free as we speak?

    4. GOOD ADVICE: Do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking politics while others are enjoying their lives with money without politics. See how this Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling solar panels to the people in rural areas/villages so they can have electricity easily and very cheaply. Very interesting. Go to SOLARTECH [dot] CO, not [dot] com, to see the methods and companies she was using. SOLARTECH [dot] CO, not [dot] com, Wake up Africans

  2. who are these informants? fire fire operation,machurch amazuva ano aya! hameno

  3. maitiro awo mapurisa vamwe vakaita 2 years mujere vachinyeperwa kuti vauraya mupurisa nekuti vanosapota M D C. kuJerera hofisi ye MDC yakabhombwa pakafiwa nekukuvarwa zvaipisa tsitsi , navanhuvanozivikanwa asi hapana kana aka sungwa ,IGUKURAHUNDI yakangonyararwa nezvayo.

  4. politician are sometimes victims of society

  5. Expect another 2yrs of vain detention before the puppet courts realise she is innocent.

    Probably after the death of the toddler. God forbid

  6. We are really a country of lunatics. Our conscience has really been lost. We need wise and human leaders. These ones without fault are really faulty. What a shame.

  7. There was uncotrollable jubilatioin in fiyo as we watched nature take its course.
    We all know nobody was behind tht fire and expect fire fire jubilation as God revenges one on one on these election cheaters.
    Zanu wont last forever.

  8. The fire brigade should be taken to task for failing to stop the fire from spreading from the store to the party’s offices. There is also need for investigators to avoid jumping to conclusions. The fire brigade simply failed to put out the fire which apparently started in the supermarket

  9. Zanu pf acts like small kids….the country is struggling to power even the CBD with electricity…vachitiitira tsvina yakadai??nxa.Manje naJehovah muchamama!


  11. Gukurahundi upbringing

    Gukurahundi offices around the country should be gukurawundied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I believe, Gukurahundi Upbringing is Phukunyabempethe young brother. Kikiki….

  13. Gondo rapotsa nhiyo, rineshungu, rinokumba chero marara (in this case, mother & toddler). Mwari vatibatsire tatambura munyika yaMwari iyi, Mwari ngavatitore zvavo, izvi tazvitadza izvi, moyo yedu inodzimba iyi

  14. We know our sister is inocent but who is this informat ? Let us work together and get rid of this sellout his or her house or shack must be gukurawudied a s p .Together we can root out these informats

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