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Mysterious intruder threatens Mnangagwa’s son with live bullets on his bedroom door

Police are puzzled after two separate security breaches occurred on different days at the home of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son and deputy finance minister, David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa in Borrowdale.

During the most recent incident on June 25, an intruder, dubbed the “ghost raider” by the police, left six cartridges – three outside Mnangagwa’s main bedroom door and three on the lawn outside the two-story property on Camel Road. The property is guarded by two police officers, according to sources who spoke to ZimLive.

The first breach occurred on June 23 around 10PM. At that time, Mnangagwa and his wife were watching TV when they heard unusual noises coming from the ceiling. They alerted the police officers, who then checked the house and the perimeter but did not observe anything suspicious.

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Mnangagwa contacted the cops again about 11.50 p.m. and requested them to examine the roof. Officers discovered a bag containing some of the deputy minister’s goods, including ripped documents, two Apple MacBook computers, and a MacBook iPad that looked to have been intentionally destroyed.

According to reports, the deputy minister said that all of the things were taken from his bedroom. He also notified investigators that his gun, a 9mm Beretta handgun with 15 live bullets, was stolen, along with the US$500 cash in the bag.

In the kitchen, the burglar had taken a loaf of bread from the kitchen unit and dropped it on the floor near the entrance.

In one last weird gesture, the invader went to the garage and cut the driver’s headrest of Mnangagwa’s parked Land Rover Defender.

Police swarmed the property on June 24, including a canine unit, but there was no trace of the suspect, and no evidence of any forced entry, ZimLive understands.

And then, just after 7.30AM on June 26, the deputy minister’s eight-year-old son went to his parents’ bedroom and as he was about to knock on the door he saw a live cartridge lying on the floor and police were called.

Investigators managed to locate three cartridges within two meters of the door, and a further three on the lawn outside the property.

“Police are certain that the live cartridges inside the house were definitely not there when they attended the first incident,” a source said.

“The two incidents have left police thinking they are chasing a ghost raider, because how is it possible to twice enter a house guarded by armed officers and then vanish into thin air?”

Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi initially said he was busy, and later did not take our calls.

The 35-year-old David was named to the strategic ministry by his father in September last year, amid nepotism criticism.

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