Former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi opens up on what went down when the army descended on his house in the dead of the night. Infact, he was relaxed and never thought the constant military threats by Gen Chiwenga and his colleagues were serious.
Mzembi yesterday revealed to the BBC that he never took them seriously and when the gunshots were fired, he fled into a hotel.
“I was in my bedroom upstairs, yah, I heard gunshots of course I said this can’t be right whatever it is. You don’t wait for yourself to be captured by anarchy if you suspect that’s what it is; you don’t wait for it to happen I obviously sought sanctuary.”
Mzembi said he quickly fled into a hotel.
“I just went into a hotel,” he said without delving further into the horrific drama.
He continued saying, “for quite some time the military were giving us warnings …that if we insisted and continued to act the way we were doing in the party they would intervene.
“So it’s like…in hindsight now, they were warning us. We never took them seriously.”