By Amelia Johnson|
Labour minister Nicholas Goche survived an assassination attempt by hooligans belonging to a faction loyal to president Robert Mugabe on Sunday.
The attack in Goche’s Bindura home town came a day after Mugabe accused him of trying to topple him through a military coup.
Eyewitnesses said Goche had to flee from the raging mob at Mayfair Lodge and was rescued by Mugabe loyalist Saviour Kasukuwere.
The attackers barred Goche from attending a provincial co-ordinating committee meeting.
Mugabe accused Goche of hiring hitmen from Israel and South Africa to assassinate him on behalf of a faction led by vice president Joice Mujuru, which is calling for his retirement.