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Wed Aug 31 04:25:58 SAST 2016

Zimbabwe's army distances itself from failed Mugabe dairy bombing

Agency Staff | 24 March, 2016 14:05
Two of the four suspects accused of attempting to bomb Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's dairy farm are escorted by policemen as they arrive at the Harare Magistrates court. File photo
Image by: PHILIMON BULAWAYO / REUTERS

Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has distanced itself from the attempted bombing of President Robert Mugabe's Gushungo dairy farm in Mazowe, near Harare, said a report on Thursday.

According to New Zimbabwe, the leading investigator Superintendent Nyambo Viera indicated that one of the army bosses, Major Mashava, had denied ever issuing instructions to bomb Mugabe's dairy farm.

In February, one of the suspects, a  "military spy", Borman Ngwenya, claimed that the failed bombing of Alpha and Omega dairy farm was a military operation.

Ngwenya told the court that he often informed his military bosses about the operations.

Ngwenya was one of four men who were arrested on charges of plotting to bomb Mugabe's dairy farm outside Harare in January.

Reports claimed that the four men were members of a "fringe political party" called the Zimbabwe People's Front (ZPF).

The leader of the party, Owen Kuchata, was slapped with a nine-year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to the charges.

Source: News 24

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