Rhodesia Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe escaped injury on Wednesday (6 February) when a grenade went off at his Salisbury home, but one of his senior aides was injured in a separate attack.
SV Police spokesman talking to newsmen about the attack on Kumbirai kangai's house
SV Police spokesman speaking
GV ZOOM INTO Damaged house of Mr. Kangai
SV PAN DOWN FROM Damaged roof TO blown-out windows
SV Blood spattered on wall, door, clothing, floor and bed (4 shots)
CU Edson Zvoboge speaking (ZAPU spokesman)
POLICE SPOKESMAN: "At 1.35 a.m. this morning, this house in Admiral Tate Road, Marlborough, was attacked by two RPG rockets."
ZVOBOGE: "The governor must assume some responsibility for the attacks. He has been inciting, literally inciting, everybody against ZANU and ZANLA. It is very unfortunate that the governor should adopt such a one-sided view of the problem of intimidation."
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Background: Rhodesia Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe escaped injury on Wednesday (6 February) when a grenade went off at his Salisbury home, but one of his senior aides was injured in a separate attack. There was little damage done to Mr. Mugabe's home, which was barred to film crews for security reasons. His aide, Kumbirai Kangai, was seriously injured in the attack on his home in another Salisbury suburb.
Synopsis: Outside Mr. Kangai's home, a police spokesman told reporters what had happened.
The first rocket blew out the window of the bedroom and exploded inside, while the second rocket ploughed through the garden, causing no damage. Mr. Kangai's blood was smeared on the bedroom walls of the house, and a trail of blood led among a passage to the kitchen, where he collapsed in a corner. British Governor Lord Soames deplored the attacks. But a spokesman for the Zimbabwe African National Union, (ZANU), Mr. Edson Zvoboge, accused Lord Soames himself of inciting the attacks.