Zimbabwe Air Marshal shot
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Officials blame the incident on terrorists and political opponents. They also say that the assailant was trained in Botswana.
"The attack on Air Marshal Shiri appears to be a build-up of terror attacks targeting high profile persons, government officials, government establishments and public transportation systems," said Home Affairs Minister, Kembo Mohadi.
Shiri is a strong ally of President Mugabe. Many believe that Shiri masterminded the intimidation campaign used against the Movement for Democratic Change supporters during the 2008 presidential elections.
- BBC News. "Zimbabwe's air force chief 'shot'" — , December 16, 2008
- MacDonald Dzirutwe. "Zimbabwe commander shot in attack: state media" — , December 16, 2008