Biti claims politically-motivated home invasion

CCC VP, Tendai Biti


CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) interim vice-president Tendai Biti on Thursday claimed that four unknown people stormed his house in Glen Lorne, Harare, on Wednesday night and assaulted a security guard manning the premises.

Biti said he suspected the attack was politically-motivated.

“It’s politics, it’s not a robbery. There are only two houses in that street and next to my house is an upmarket guest lodge. Common sense would tell you that criminals would likely target the lodge instead of my house,” he

“The same house was bombed in the past during the Government of National Unity. This is political and has (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa written all over it.”

Biti said they had reported the case to the police.

Zanu PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa said Biti’s accusations were laughable.

“It is as laughable as it can be coming from Biti. They just want to ride off the rising fame and credibility of the President. Why would an event of such insignificance have anything to do with the President? Who is Biti to Mnangagwa?” Mutsvangwa asked.

“… there is a dwindling on the audience for the pro-sanctions lobby. They are melting politically and holding on to an agenda nobody is interested in.”

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said he could not comment on the matter as he had other commitments.

The incident came at a time when political tensions are rising ahead of the March 26 by-elections.

A CCC activist was fatally stabbed  after violence broke out at a rally in Mbizo, Kwekwe, on Sunday.

Five Zanu PF activists have been taken to court over the murder case.

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