President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao wrote to defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi seeking protection after he was threatened by soldiers with unspecified action while travelling towards Harare in Darwendale . Zhuwao copied the letter to State Security minister Kembo Mohadi.
In the letter in Standard’s possession, Zhuwao states that the soldiers wore berets which indicated that they are members of the Mounted Regiment. The soldiers said that they would deal with Zhuwao after signalling him to stop. He wrote that he reported the matter to Major Chikukwa, a military intelligent officer stationed at Inkomo Barracks.