Mugabe crash was ‘assassination plot’

Nov 30, 2007

Two men have died in a crash involving Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s motorcade, according to Zimbabwe Today.

Security officials believe the crash was an attempt to assassinate Mugabe.

His motorcade, known for its high-speed travel, came to a sudden halt in Harare on Tuesday when a small car evaded outriders and smashed into a bodyguards’ vehicle.

The drivers of both the cars involved in the collision were killed.

The crash happened near the official residence of the Zimbabwean president.

Mugabe was unhurt and continued his journey to the airport, from where he flew to Mozambique.

The Times of London has reported that a group of 14 African nations, including South Africa, on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the two-day EU-Africa summit that begins on December 8 unless European leaders agreed not to single out Zimbabwe for criticism.

But EU officials in Brussels said it would be impossible for Mugabe to escape censure on the dire straits to which he has brought his country.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he will boycott the summit if Mugabe attends, a move followed by Mirek Topolanek, the Czech Prime Minister.

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