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Bomb thrown at Tendai Biti's home

2011-06-05 19:02

Harare - An explosive device hit the security wall of Zimbabwe finance minister Tendai Biti's home in an attempted bombing on Sunday but caused no damage, a party spokesperson said.

"An unidentified object was thrown at Honourable Biti house and hit the security wall," Nelson Chamisa, organising secretary for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) told AFP.

"I am told the explosion was loud and caused some discomfort among residents in the neighbourhood. We are still trying to ascertain the circumstances," he added.

The incident at Biti's home in the Grange suburb came a week after police detained 12 MDC supporters accused of killing a police officer.

The police could not be reached for comment.

Chamisa said a police guard was on duty at the time of the incident.

Biti, a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and firebrand critic of President Robert Mugabe's economic policies, was appointed finance minister in the coalition government charged with reviving the moribund economy.

He has been accused by Mugabe and members of his party of refusing to increase the paltry salaries of civil servants and hanging on to a loan meant to finance struggling business.

Comments
  • Francois - 2011-06-05 22:22

    Racist Mbeki, let us hear your voice - now is your time that you can side with your tjommie Mad Bob and to say that only violence against the MDC is okay! Speak and let your voice be heard clearly on how good and African solution you brought to this African problem.

      nzs - 2011-06-05 22:39

      You are obviously drunk, as Mbeki is no longer the president of South Africa. You should be barking up the right tree, or shouldn't you, Francois?

      nzs - 2011-06-05 22:41

      And did you take your Prozac today, Francois? Time for meds. Otherwise you will lose it - just like your pal (Schabir not-so-sick-after-all Shaik).

      Francois - 2011-06-06 21:45

      Thanks, I did not know Schabir is my friend and neither does he. You don't need to be president to confess to something you did wrong whilst you were president. The fact is Mbeki set up the GPA in Zim to much fanfare, but he did not say that he allowed Bob to steal the 2002 election and he did not say why he let Bob get away with state induced violence. It is now a good time to come clean and everybody in the region will be better off, but it is beyond Racist Mbeki to admit his mistakes - he will rather let the poor and the innocent and Zuma and Schaik suffer. Sorry need to go for my rabies injection - time is up.

      nzs - 2011-06-06 21:56

      Indeed, rabied buffoons like you need all the rabies injection they can get. Your self-insight is breathtaking. Congratulations, Francois.

  • Erick - 2011-06-05 23:51

    @nzs. why are u irrational. guess its post menstrual stress!! mad bob and his cronies.one day is one day

      nzs - 2011-06-06 21:58

      Irrationality is shown by your inability to pen anything sensible. Your lack of inability to write in anything other than a short hand (SMS generation) says it all. Thanks for letting us know you are battling with PMS. Go see the doctor, Erick. What an ugly name!

      Francois - 2011-06-07 04:21

      Nzs, our beacon of wisdom, did you not perhaps mean "lack of ability to write"? The way you put it is a compliment to Erick, though most probably not meant to be. Is it a case of poetic justice? See you at the rabies clinic, if you want to talk.

      nzs - 2011-06-07 04:30

      Precisely a compliment, Francois. And have you had that medication I referred to earlier?

      Francois - 2011-06-07 09:06

      No, I referred to medication, if you read the article. Tell us do you use something? Back to Racist Mbeki, can you please tell Bob, PUBLICLY, that he is not playing by the rules that you and he agreed, or did he offer you (Mbeki) a copy of "The Cat in the Hat and some kickback money?

      nzs - 2011-06-07 18:55

      Francois, So, we can safely conclude that you have now started hallucinating as well. Can you tell me what time of the day it is (and day of the week), Francois? Hello, is anybody home upstairs (your head)? If you want to address any concerns to Mbeki, simply ask for his physical address (so you can mail him all your questions). Hallucinating on News24 will not help you, Francois. Only hallucinogens will.

      Francois - 2011-06-08 09:48

      The state rests.

  • pedzisai matipano - 2011-06-08 04:27

    MUGABE OPERATIVES ARE PRECISE AND DONT FAIL TO HIT TARGETS BY THIS MARGIN, THESE ARE PEOPLE SIMPLY CAUSING NEGATIVE NEWS TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM REAL TROUBLE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES. MUGABE AND TSVANGIRAI WORKED HARD TO AVOID THE ANARCHY NATO IS THRIVING ON IN THE NORTH.

      Francois - 2011-06-08 22:10

      Huh, can you put that in English please? What is your point- that someone else tried to kill Biti? What hard work has Mad Bob done, except for organizing a book for Racist Mbeki and a shower for Zuma?

      tryanything - 2011-06-09 13:47

      Hah?

      nzs - 2011-06-10 01:09

      "except for organizing a book for Racist Mbeki and a shower for Zuma?" Can someone organize a medic for this kid (Francois), please?

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