Saturday, October 24, 2009

the Chicago Way: all good dictators know this sport

Zimbabwe Police Raid Prime Minister Aides' House
Saturday, October 24, 2009 | Fox News

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe police raided a house used by executives of the prime minister's party, saying they were searching for weapons, the country's finance minister said Saturday.

Tendai Biti, secretary-general of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, said about 50 armed police "ransacked" the house in a Harare suburb on Friday night.

He said a guard, Moffat Nyandure, and his wife were assaulted. Police told Nyandure to dig in the yard around the house in search of weapons, he said. Nyandure was made to dig with his bare hands for five hours.

A room occupied by a party official, who was at the house at the time of the raid, was searched and "valuable party documents" were taken, Biti said. Police "claimed" they had a search warrant, he said.

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