By Gladys Ncube
BULAWAYO – Suspected members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) broke into the business premises of MDC-T Deputy Organising secretary, Abedinico Bhebhe last friday night before searching everywhere and turning the place upside down.
Bhebhe is one of three former Members of Parliament who dragged President Robert Mugabe to court in a bid to force him to announce dates for by-elections for three vacant constituencies in Matabeleland South and North.
“They broke into my engineering workshop at Fisher motors along George Silundika Avenue in Bulawayo on Friday at midnight after disconnecting the alarm. They didn’t take anything but they searched everywhere before turning everything upside down including desks, chairs and cupboards in all offices.
“We suspect they planted something illegal in the workshop so that they will arrest me. There is a possibility that they also bugged my office as well,” Bhebhe told The Zimbabwean.
Bhebhe added: “I know this is part of the intimidation by Zanu PF using these spy agencies as there are angry with our court challenge against Mugabe.”
The MDC-T deputy organising secretary said he has since reported the matter to police.
Last week lawyers for Bhebhe and two other former MPs Njabuliso Mguni and Norman Mpofu kept on the heat on Mugabe by asking the Supreme Court to force the 89-year-old to gazette poll dates.
Bhebhe, Mguni and Mpofu were expelled from Industry and Commerce minister Welshman Ncube’s MDC after crossing the floor to the bigger formation led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in 2011.
Bhebhe used to represent Nkayi South in parliament while, Mpofu and Mguni used to represent Bulilima East and Lupane East respectively. The Zimbabwean