VP office break-in: Army joins probe team

THE military and other security apparatus have been roped in to assist police experts investigate the alleged break-in at Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s New Government Complex offices on Wednesday.


Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed that a high-powered security team has been set up to investigate the issue.

“A team of police experts are conducting investigations and they are now in progress. They are seriously working on the matter and they visited the scene. There are some even from the military and they will leave no stone unturned,” Charamba said.

She said the other case where cyanide was allegedly laced inside Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF offices in December 2014 was now being handled by the ruling party itself.


“It was referred back to relevant authorities at Zanu PF and you can confirm with Zanu PF on that one,” Charamba said.

Although the motive behind the break-in was yet to be established, observers have linked it to the bitter succession fights between a Zanu PF faction allegedly linked to Mnangagwa and an ambitious faction by the name Generation 40, which reportedly claims to sympathise with First Lady Grace Mugabe.

The break-in came barely 24 hours after a live bullet was found in Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane’s hotel room.

11 Responses to VP office break-in: Army joins probe team

  1. Hezvo January 15, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    The ruling party handling investigation of attempted murder of a senior party official with police put on “hands-off”. I have said it, something is fishy about these stories – stage managed to mold our attitude toward this feared croc?

  2. Pompano January 15, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    Please install CCTV cameras in the highest offices there are very good local companies that offer such services.

  3. Machete Man January 15, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Yu’re right @Pompano. Mugabe’s machete man (the so called ngwena) has realised that he is very unpopular in the country particularly outside of Masvingo and Midlands, now he is stage managing these so called break-ins in order to gain public simpathy. Mhondi imhondi hayimbofa yakawana sympathy nyangwe ingaita matirikisi api neapi.

  4. used condom January 15, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    the police have handed and investigation of poisoning to the ruling party kkk, I suppose the party will soon leave parliament to the police very soon since they are exchanging roles.

  5. Ngwena January 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    So does it mean that VP issues can be dealt by the ZANU PF NOT the state hahahahahahahah

  6. clement moyo January 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    These are Mnangagwa games . The last time the break in was allegedly committed by Mujuru and I know the acusations this time will be pointing at Mphoko. Kkkkkkkkk he wants to kill him for the presidency. MuZanu PF murikutambwa mawumbwe chaiyo. African politics is a shameful story all over Africa – it just does not represent any seriousness about its leaders – some kind of somnambulism. Its horrible and I don’t know whether we will ever learn. We preach non recial sermons yet we are the worst racists and we keep denying that we are. We are failing to appreciate the gains we have made by following the whiteman’s civilisation – hypocrisy is the order of the day and, particularly in Zimbabwe, its all kleptomania.

  7. Piaget January 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Makudo avanhu.Nxa

  8. DawnJJohnson January 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    I e­­­arn 2­­­5 do­­­llars e­­­very 3­­­0 mi­­­nut­­­es. Wo­­­rk f­­­or fe­­­w ho­­­urs a­­­nd ha­­­ve l­­­ong­­­er ti­­­me wi­­­th fr­­­iend­­­s an­­­d f­­­ami­­­ly. ­­­ch­­­eck it o­­­ut th­­­is li­­­nk fo­­­r de­­­tails.­­­


  9. sadzamushumha January 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Piaget, the owner of the name your borrowed was a professor of psychology if you do not know. He is highly venerated in the academia. I personally thought you would seek to emulate him by at least contributing on issues with facts. Pouring vitriol and mustered venom will not reflect well on you as an individual. Having gone through your dull and shallow contributions, i certainly believe it is befitting for you to assume the pen name “Idiot”.

  10. Ride the croc January 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

    The objectives behind these stories are known. In a very few days the noisy/monkey professor will be in trouble for taking crocs for a joy ride. Mark my words! On the other hand it puzzles me to see a man of the people fearing the people who see him as their man. A man of the people has to move around with a convoy of heavily armed man, for how long will this happen. Adam and Eve were never escorted in their lives but they are now history. Fire all the guards and move amongst the happy Mbare/Highfield muggers and then you will be a perfect MAN OF THE PEOPLE like us.

  11. Nhereka January 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    I go to the police and report a break in at my rented house in Mbare and I am told there is no transport.I am told to go and find the thief and bring him to the police. I thought the VP was supposed to be told the same thing. Why are we as police operating with double standards??

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