Two men identified as Douglas Musekiwa and John Zulu have been charged for the bombing at a Zanu-PF rally that left two people dead and nearly 50 others including Vice President Kembo Mohadi injured.
According to NewZimbabwe.com, they are both from Bulawayo a contrast from president Mnangagwa’s claims that his would be assassins were from outside the province.
This was revealed in police documents in which authorities were Saturday seeking legal authority for the two’s further detention.
According to the application made by one Chief Superintendent P R Moyo of Bulawayo Central Police Station, Musekiwa and Zulu are being charged with insurgency, banditry, sabotage or terrorism.
“Douglas Musekiwa arrested without a warrant and that from information available to me there are reasonable grounds of suspicion to the effect that he has committed the offence of c/s 23(c) (i) (ii) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23. Insurgency, banditry, sabotage or terrorism and thus apply for a warrant for his further detention,” the police said.
A warrant for further detention is issued under Section 37 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act.
Reports from Bulawayo claimed Musekiwa and Zulu were being held by the Military Intelligence Department in the country’s second largest city and are now due to appear in court on Monday after the warrant for further detention was granted by a magistrate Gladmore Mushove behind closed doors at the Western Commonage Courts.