President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba says he has received death threats from a shadowy element who initially wanted to extort him of $100 000.
Charamba said the shadowy characters sent him a message via a Twitter handle in his name, demanding that he pays them so that they delete the handle.
When he joined Twitter, Charamba adopted the @Jamwanda2 handle as someone was already using the George Charamba handle which he has repeatedly distanced himself from.
“On 8/2/20, at 0650HRS, this dude/institution calling itself George Charamba on twitter handle with Govt Court-of-Arms demanded Z$10 0000 deposited into Steward Bank Account by me to get the Account deleted,” said Charamba.
“A few hours later, he/it sent an assassination alert for me.”
Charamba scoffed at the threats saying it was probably the works of harmless pranksters.
A Twitter user Rodney Butau encouraged Charamba to use intelligence services to have the characters arrested.
“I’m sure with the kind of “intelligence” you have at your disposal, we will be hearing that this extortionist has been brought to book very swiftly so that it serves as a deterrent to all like-minded,” he said.
Charamba however, refused saying,” I suppose that would be your reflex; not mine. With power comes responsibility.”