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2 men drive to State House, demand to see Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter
03 Jun 2024 at 08:45hrs | Views
Two Harare men were arrested this month after attempting to visit State House on separate occasions, each requesting to see President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

One of the men, Felix Togaraseyi Magureyi, 40, even claimed to be Mnangagwa's father, despite the President being 81 years old. Magureyi was found in possession of a pistol magazine, a toy firearm, and a sjambok, among other items.

Another individual, Michael Kunyeya, 29, appeared before a Harare Magistrate on charges of unlawful possession of dangerous drugs. On May 22, 2024, Kunyeya drove an unregistered Toyota Fortuner into State House, requesting to see the President to discuss his personal problems. Upon a search of his vehicle, police recovered a sachet of cocaine and nine empty sachets with cocaine residue, leading to his immediate arrest.

Kunyeya, who has been photographed with Mnangagwa and the Mugabe brothers, was denied bail and is scheduled to return to court on June 12.

Magureyi was also arrested and brought before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi after allegedly forcing his way into State House to see Mnangagwa. On May 7, Magureyi arrived at State House driving a Toyota Hilux Raider. He parked at the visitor's entrance, disembarked, and began dancing in front of a police officer manning the entrance. Claiming to be the President's father, Magureyi then forced his way into the yard.

A search of Magureyi's vehicle revealed an unknown pistol magazine, four rounds of ammunition, a hand-held Boafeng communication radio, a burnt bulb extract, a bunch of keys, a sjambok, and a toy firearm.

Source - ZimLive