Tragic As CIO’s Training College Catches Fire

The Central Intelligence Organisation’s (CIO) training college in Hatfield caught fire in a suspected arson attack just before 3 PM on Thursday.

ZimLive reported that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating the case.

The incident was preceded by an attempted break-in at the Harare house of CIO deputy director, Gatsha Mazithulela around 2 am on Thursday.

A man was shot dead during a break-in while two others are said to have disappeared.

Investigators would be trying to establish if the two incidents are related.

Mazithulela, a former National University of Science and Technology (NUST) vice-chancellor, who also teaches at the CIO’s training college was unharmed in the incident.

Mazithulela was appointed to the role of deputy director in January 2020.

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