6 Zimbabweans arrested in South Africa for plotting to overthrow Mugabe

Six Zimbabweans suspected of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe are being held by the Hawks in Limpopo, South Africa after they were arrested a fortnight ago.

The five men and a woman, aged between 22 and 34, were apprehended at the Grobler’s Bridge border post in Witpoort near Lephalale on their way to Mozambique to receive military training to force regime change in neighbouring Zimbabwe. According to the Hawks, the suspects were arrested with the help of foreign military assistance.

However Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba said they were yet to receive word of the arrests,

They (South Africa) may have communicated with our security cluster because they have their own way of handling such issues. There were claims that Renamo offered to train them, but we never took that seriously. But, in any case, they know what awaits them.

The six arrested in Limpopo were remanded in custody after appearing in the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court last week. They face charges related to terrorism and contravening the Immigration Act. A Hawks source close to the investigation said in an interview with The New Age said that the suspects were recruited to undergo military training in Mozambique in order to overthrow the Zimbabwean government.

More: The NewAge



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