Commandos under the command of Vice President Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga are reported to have killed two Israeli bodyguards who were guarding the then Minister of Finance Ignatius Chombo's house during the November 2017 bloody coup that ended 37 years of Robert Mugabe's rule.
A new book by Douglas Rodgers called Two weeks in November details how the two bodyguards were killed.
The book says, "According to the senior retired military officer, a crack 18-man Commando unit pulls up and blows up the steel front gates. Chombo has private security contractors -reputed to be Isrealis- who open fire. The Commandos fire back from an APC, killing two guards instantly.
"The soldiers storm the house and go room to room before finding the elderly grey-haired minister cowering with his wife and maid in the bedroom.
"He is detained for a week at an undisclosed location and later charged with corruption and fraud involving billions of dollars. No one knows what happened to the bodies of the contractors."
There had been rumours of the Israeli snipers who had been hired to protect Chombo before but there has never been an official record to substantiate the rumour. The book becomes the first.
Commenting on the issue exiled Professor Jonathan Moyo said, "At the African_Union summit in the new year, Minister SB Moyo lied again that the November 2017 coup was so bloodless and peaceful that "NOT EVEN A BOTTLE WAS BROKEN". But Douglas P Rogers, a hagiographer of the coup, on page 209 of his book cites a case of two guards killed by the Army!"