There was an assassination attempt on the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front’s Secretary for Legal Affairs Emmerson Mnangagwa hours before he was elevated to Vice-President according to The Herald. Mnangagwa has not yet been sworn in as one of the country’s two Vice-Presidents. “We are aware of people who really want to harm us, physical harm also,” the paper quoted President Robert Mugabe as saying. “I was talking about the incident that happened kumaoffices edu, eZANU-PF. The offices of Cde Mnangagwa were broken into last night and poisonous powder is spread all over the desk and so on. That powder, which when the door opens and there is that flash of air will be blown up and then he would breathe it. So it was not Mnangagwa who opened the door, it was the secretary (Ms Catherine Magaya) who opened the door and poor girl there she was, she breathed it and she is a mess. She is in Intensive Care just now. Ko pamusana peyi? Chatatadza chii? Why? Why? Why? We want investigations to be done. I am just warning you that it’s not always those who smile at us who are our friends. Take care!” The Herald said police had confirmed the incident and were investigating. Magaya was reported to be in intensive care at a private hospital in Harare. Mugabe’s former deputy and eight other ministers were sacked this week amid allegations that they wanted to oust the President.