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Top MDC-T official arrested for plotting to assassinate Tsvangirai's personal aide

by Staff reporter
21 Feb 2012 at 12:42hrs | Views
Police have arrested the director-general of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) on allegations he wanted to kill party members.

Tondeipi Shone was arrested on Sunday as he arrived from South Africa and was still in police custody on Tuesday morning.

He has been charged under case number H/C PR875/2/12 for allegedly assigning three party youths to kill Tsvangirai's personal aide, Dennis Murira and another official identified as Mesa.

The youths only identified as Skipper, Tiger and Diva were allegedly led by another official in the MDC-T security department identified as Moffat Aliseni

Shone allegedly went to South Africa immediately after he heard that police were looking for him when the purported plot was uncovered.

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said Shone handed himself over the police after he heard they were looking for him.

Source - radiovop