MDC journalist still claims Gaddafi went into Zimbabwe

Published: October 21, 2011


MDC journalist still claims Gaddafi went into Zimbabwe

Harare(ZimEye)Despite the capture and killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the public display of his body, a Zimbabwean journalist who is also an MDC activist still claims Gaddafi was flown by a Zimbabwean airforce jet into Zimbabwe and was hiding under Robert Mugabe’s care in a Harare surbub.

Sibanengi Dube known as an MDC activist, is still adamant Zimbabwe’s airforce in August flew Muammar Gaddafi into Zimbabwe and that Gaddafi was seen in a Harare Gunhill surbub house.

When he was quizzed on the veracity of his earlier claims, he defendend himself and ‘revealed’ he is actually a trained journalist something before unknown to our reporter:

“I am a journalist by profession. I worked for the Standard in Zimbabwe. I worked for Ziana, In South Africa I worked for The star, I worked for Daily Sun, I worked for the Sunday Times. And my major in my honours in journalism studied at the University of Wits was on media ethics and law. you get what I mean.

Dube refused to reveal the alleged video of Gaddafi landing in Zimbabwe claiming he was under strict instructions from the people who shot the videos not to release it until they have left work

He continued:”…So the reason why I am telling you is I want you to understand as to why I became difficult in forthcoming with the information …We got the video the dvd or the video tape under strict instructions that this can only be released on condition that the people who video taped it have left Zimbabwe and have resigned from the security apparatus in Zimbabwe, and that has not happened. The people are still in Zimbabwe. Gaddafi might be dead now but the environment is not conducive for me to release the video. we are not protecting Gaddafi, we are protecting the people who took the video.

The world was awash with rumour after Dube in August claimed Gaddafi had landed at the Rhodesian-built Kwekwe airbase Suri Suri. Scores of publishers rushed to the fore publishing his rumour. It was only when ZimEye disproved his claims that other journalists began to take caution. See: Gadaffi not in Zimbabwe 

Dube claimed that the MDC had set people who were stationed waiting for Gadaffi’s landing on Wednesday:

“What I can actually tell you is that there are some of our men who were strategically positioned at Suri Suri airbase, ” he mentioned referring to the Chegutu airfield he alleged Gadaffi to have landed.

His claims were refuted by the main MDC offices in Harare revealing that Dube was alone in this alleged ‘revelation’.

Muammar Gaddafi was killed in his home town of Sirte early Thursday morning and his bloodied-body was stashed in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyans waited in line outside for a chance to see him and authorities tried to figure out where to bury the longtime dictator.

More to follow…

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2 Comments on “Journalist still claims Gaddafi in Zimbabwe”

  1. Doesntmatter Tongogara on Fri, 21st Oct 2011 10:23 pm 

    Uku ndiko kurwara ka uku. Uyu ava kutoda kuenda kuIngisheni chaiko.

  2. Sakhile Nkomo on Fri, 21st Oct 2011 11:26 pm 

    you are right, his capture leading to his killing purely a drama. We share the same opinion despite although I think he might be in Sudan or Syria then thereafter proper arrangement for him to cross Zimbabwe will be made. The is the world with its deadliest politics.

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