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Police Arrest Woman Over Torched Zanu-PF Property

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Police have released a Harare woman who was arrested in connection with the suspected petrol bombing of Zanu-PF offices in Harare.

The offices were gutted in the early hours of Saturday and Zanu-PF immediately accused the Movement for Democratic Change formation of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of arson.

The party has already denied any involvement in the incident.

The woman, Siphiwe Pambayi, was arrested while holding her one-year-old child. Her lawyer, Charles Kwaramba, said the only evidence police have against his client is hearsay.

Reports said property worth thousands of dollars went up in flames when a Zanu-PF ward office in Harare’s Highfield suburb and the party’s publishing company, Jongwe Printers, were allegedly petrol-bombed.

No person was injured in both incidents.

Chief Police Superintendent Paul Nyathi has been quoted as saying the law enforcement agents have launched investigations. No arrests have been made so far.