The government has denied reports of a sixth break-in at the offices of vice president and minister of justice Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Police spokesperson Charity Charamba told journalists that the roof in the office of the vice president at the Government Complex in Harare had leaked, leading to ‘suspicious objects’ dropping onto the carpet.
Charamba said a ‘ferret team’ comprising the Zimbabwe Republic Police, CIO, army and other security agencies had examined the office but found no evidence of crime.
“There was no forced entry,” Charamba said.
Cynical social media commentators said Mnangagwa staged the ‘break-in’ to divert attention from the launch by his arch-rival Joyce Mujuru of the opposition Zimbabwe People First movement in the capital Tuesday.
In 2014, unidentified assassins broke into Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF headquarters office hours before he was due to be sworn in as vice president, lacing his desk with cyanide poison which was inhaled by his secretary after he failed to appear as scheduled.
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