Zimbabwe

Tendai Biti home petrol bombed

2014-02-25 18:12
Zimbabwean Minister of Finance Tendai Biti during a press conference in Harare. (Jekesai Njikizana, AFP)

Zimbabwean Minister of Finance Tendai Biti during a press conference in Harare. (Jekesai Njikizana, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare - A petrol bomb hit the home of top Zimbabwe opposition official and former finance minister Tendai Biti on Tuesday, a party spokesperson said, the second such attack in three years.

"Our secretary general, Tendai Biti told us that his house was attacked early this morning," Douglas Mwonzora, of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), told AFP, adding the explosion did not injure anyone.

Mwonzora said the petrol bomb hit the security wall of the Harare house and was probably the work of long ruling President Robert Mugabe and his party.

"The attack bears the fingerprints of Zanu-PF," he said.

Police could not comment.

Biti, a lawyer and firebrand critic of Mugabe's economic policies is a powerful official in the MDC.

But he has frequently clashed with the party's leadership.

Mwonzora dismissed suggestions the attack could have been prompted by an internal party dispute over Morgan Tsvangirai's leadership.

"It is clear that this is the work of the enemies of the MDC who want to portray it as a violent party," said

Last month MDC deputy treasurer, Elton Mangoma was beaten by party youths outside the party's Harvest House headquarters days after he wrote a letter to Tsvangirai advising him to step down.

A MDC youth leader was arrested by police over the weekend charged with the beating.

- AFP

Read more on:    mdc  |  zanu-pf  |  tendai biti  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You tend to feel more comfortable on an intellectual level. The deep emotional under current today can make you feel a little...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.