Mugabe accused of planning to assassinate President Zuma

Mugabe accused of planning to assassinate President Zuma
Published: 2013 July 14 20:17:51 (9521 Views)
Amid souring relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa, a report on Saturday claims that an apparently secret document alleges an outlandish plot by President Robert Mugabe to assassinate President Jacob Zuma, and a top diplomat.

The Guardian reports that Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has clashed with the rival Movement for Democratic Change over the document, said to be from intelligence sources, which claims a plan to hire a Lebanese murder squad to assassinate Zuma, and his chief mediator in Zimbabwe, Lindiwe Zulu.

The Zanu-PF party has dismissed the document as " hogwash", while the MDC said the threats should be taken seriously.

According to the Guardian, the report, of unknown authorship, is persuasively detailed but at times written in excitable language strewn with grammatical and spelling errors.

It comes after Mugabe last week branded Zuma's chief mediator Zulu, as "some stupid, idiotic woman" and a "little street woman" after her failed attempt to force a postponement of elections.



The Guardian report said the supposedly leaked document contains a paragraph headed: "Lebonese assasins" (sic), and reads: "On Monday this week Mugabe hired six Lebanese nationals to try and assassinate Lindiwe Zulu, who is Zuma's advisor.

"The six met clandestinely with Mugabe yesterday to be briefed by him on the details of their mission … The six were told they must not concentrate on Zulu only, but should also pay attention to Zuma himself, and if they get a chance to do so they must assassinate him as well - but everything must appear as an accident."

It further adds: "Mugabe promised the six Lebonese [sic] an undisclosed fortune in cash if they succeed in getting rid of the two who [sic] South Africa senior officials who are giving him a lot of trouble."

But, a Zanu-PF spokesperson insisted it was a "set-up". "To be frank with you, it's all rubbish and hogwash to think a head of state like president Mugabe would set up something like that.

"We have a disagreement with Lindiwe Zulu but it would not go to that extent."

Asked about the alleged plot against Zuma, "You should not take it seriously. It's a typical set-up in Zimbabwe to try and cause some confusion before the election because we are going ahead with our election according to our laws whether they like it or not," the Guardian reported Rugare Gumbo as saying.



Source - News24

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