WASHINGTON DC —
Senior Zanu-PF and army officials are said to be panicking following a Harare magistrate court’s ruling on Monday that Econet Wireless and Netone should release phone records of army officers who were in touch with Borman Ngwenya accused of plotting to bomb the first family business concern, Alpha Omega Dairy Farm in Mazowe.
Senior Econet and NetOne officials, who spoke to Studio 7 off the record, said they will obey court orders.
The trial is now expected to play into the factional fights in Zanu PF as First Lady Grace Mugabe recently accused unnamed army officials and party members of plotting to kill her children Bellamine Chatunga and Bona Mugabe.
Governent officials said President Robert Mugabe will shortly appoint a tribunal to investigate prosecutor general Johannes Tomana accused of criminal abuse after he allegedly released two of the suspected bombers claiming they had agreed to work as state witnesses.
Musindo Hungwe, the lawyer representing one of the suspected bomber Ngwenya, said the court records will prove the accused worked with some senior army officials in the trial which starts next month.