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Shots fired after robbers target President Mnangagwa’s private home

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Gunshots rang out when intruders broke into President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s private residence in Harare’s upscale Hellensville neighborhood on July 6, marking the third such incident targeting the Mnangagwa family in just two weeks. Earlier break-ins had occurred at the home of his son and deputy finance minister, David Mnangagwa, as well as at the office of his nephew Tongai Mnangagwa, who serves as deputy tourism minister.

Witnesses reported three men fleeing from the sprawling property on Wheeleon Road, where a large two-story mansion is still under construction. Police responded with warning shots after the incident occurred shortly after midnight. Authorities suspect the gang intended to steal construction equipment stored on the premises.

Following the escape of the thieves, police recovered an armored cable and a copper pipe discarded in the yard. The residence, a project overseen by the Chinese company Zim Nantong Construction, remains incomplete despite more than five years of construction efforts.

The residence sits on 25,000 square meters of prime urban land and is surrounded by eight cluster houses at various stages of development.

In other news – South African artists rally for support for Mapaputsi amid health concerns

South African kwaito music icon Mapaputsi is reportedly facing a serious health setback that has left him bedridden. Concerns have been mounting within the industry as colleagues express difficulty in reaching him, citing his parents’ preference for keeping his illness private.

Mapaputsi, known for his proactive stance on the well-being of fellow musicians, has been noted for his support during their times of need. However, according to sources close to him speaking to TshisaLIVE, there seems to be a noticeable lack of reciprocal support now that he is the one in need. Read More

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