Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister Biti’s Home Bombed in Harare

Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s home was bombed early today in the capital, Harare, police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said.

Police “are still investigating the matter,” Charamba said by phone, without providing further details.

“I am fine, but the unfortunate thing is that there are kids at home who end up seeing such things,” Biti, secretary-general of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, said by phone from his offices in Harare.

Biti served as finance finister from 2009 until July last year during a coalition government between the MDC and President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. Mugabe won re-election and Zanu-PF re-gained control of Zimbabwe’s parliament in a disputed vote last year.

A wall surrounding Biti’s home was damaged in a petrol bomb incident in 2011. No one was hurt.

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