- Published on 13 January 2016
- Written by Online Correspondent
There has been another break in at the Acting President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ministry of justice office and the motive is not yet known.
Unknown burglars broke into the office through the ceiling of the office which is situated on the 6th floor of the New Government Complex situated along Central Avenue.
The break in which was carried out last night was only discovered just before 7 this morning when staff from the office reported for duty. A ceiling board with visible holes caused by a drilling machine was found lying on a side table.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabhiza narrated how the staff members discovered that there has been an intrusion in the office.
From the look of things the door had not been tampered with and Mrs Mabhiza said they are yet to find out if any items have been removed from the office.
Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Chris Mushowe who rushed to the scene with some senior officials from his ministry said government is very concerned with such acts of criminal sabotage on senior government and party officials. Cde Mushowe said the culprit will be dealt with and will face the full wrath of the law.
According to Mrs Mabhiza last year, some burglars also tried to break into the office and left some visible holes on the ceiling board.
On another occasion and for unknown reasons a leather sofa in the office was tampered with and it is not clear until now what the motive was. The sofa has now been moved to an adjacent waiting room while a different sofa has been brought into the office to make the set complete.
Cde Mnangagwa's office has been broken into three times before and this is the 4th time.
On the night of 23 September last year his offices at the New Government Complex were broken into barely a month after Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku’s Mashonganyika building offices were also broken into with the burglars stealing a desktop computer and a television set. Cde Mnangagwa was in October again involved in a car accident with a bus owned by a public hospital and donated by the European Union in a case widely believed to be another attempt on his life.
When Cde Mnangagwa’s party office at the Zanu PF headquarters was broken into on the 10th of December 2014, President Mugabe was quoted saying he was aware "of people who really want to harm us, physical harm also."
When this news crew left the complex, teams of police investigators were coming in to investigate what might have transpired.