By Centre Reporter
There was a break-in at the offices of the aspiring independent
candidate for Masvingo Urban, Collen Maboke, in the wee hours today
(July 21), Centre News has learnt.
The incident happened around 3 am at Ruvengo and Maboke law chambers
which are situated less than 200 meters from Masvingo Central Police
Maboke confirmed the incident to Centre News saying he suspects the
break-in was politically motivated.
He said the matter has since been reported to the police.
“Yes, there was a break-in at my offices and I cannot rule out that
this is politically motivated. The police are investigating the matter
and I hope the perpetrator(s) will be brought to book and we get to
know what led them to target our offices,” said Maboke.
The aspiring legislator also told this publication that they are yet
to ascertain what was taken from the offices.
It is reported that three men disembarked a Honda Fit vehicle which
they had parked in an alley between Edison Zvobgo (formerly Robertson
Street) and Shuvai Mahofa Street (formerly Hellet Street).
The suspected trio were allegedly covering their faces.
However, when the police arrived, the perpetrators had already left.
Contacted for comment, provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said he is yet to receive the report as he is out of office.
“I am currently out of office, I will check once I get into office,” he said.
Recently, Maboke also raised concerns over vandalism of his campaign material including posters.
Mayor Maboke will battle it out with his deputy Wellington Mahwende (Zanu PF) and Martin Mureri (CCC).