Advocate Mpofu speaks after burglars raid his home

Burglars broke into prominent lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu ‘s Harare home on Wednesday night as family slept, stealing laptop, phone and cash .

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Mpofu, who represented MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in his 2018 presidential election court petition, said unknown individuals broke in as he slept with his wife.

“They took my laptop, my wife’s phone and cash. They had all the time to even re-arrange stuff. I think we had passed out,” Mpofu said.

Mpofu said he had “every reason to believe” that the raid was carried out by state agents looking for information.

“I won’t be cowed into silence,” he added.


In June, Mpofu was slightly hurt after a vehicle in which he was a passenger overturned in Mashonaland Central. He suspected foul play in that incident.

Last month, Chamisa appointed Mpofu to lead an internal “Integrity and Accountability Panel”.