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and mother endure two nights in detention over alleged bombing of
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
October 01, 2013
have arrested a woman and her toddler in connection with the alleged
bombing of some Zanu-PF sub-offices in Harare’s high-density
suburb of Highfield.
aged 32, together with her one year-old baby, Clifford Mbewe, endured
two nights in police custody, first at Machipisa Police Station
and later on at the notorious Harare Central Police Station, after
she was arrested on Saturday 28 September 2013.
that an informant purportedly overheard the 32 year-old Pambayi,
who is self-employed as a vendor, boasting that “fire-fire
operation yatakaita nezuro yakabudirira,” which the police
translated to mean “the fire-fire operation that we conducted
yesterday (Friday night) was a success”.
denied the allegation when police detectives recorded a warned a
cautioned statement from her in the company of her lawyer Charles
Kwaramba of Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni Legal Practitioners was
released on Monday 30 September 2013 after the detectives indicated
that they would carry out further investigations.
media reports, the Zanu-PF offices were allegedly petrol-bombed
during an attack which reduced the offices together with an adjacent
supermarket, Grocery World Supermarket to ashes.
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