FORMER Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman Dickson Mafios was arrested yesterday, a day after his brother, former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere was named among people plotting to oust President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
He was arrested together with former legislator Wonder Mashange, who together with him, are members of the opposition National Patriotic Front, made up of largely G40 members ousted from government by Mnangagwa in a November 2017 coup.
But National Patriotic Front spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire confirmed the arrests, saying the two were taken to Braeside Police Station in Harare.
Mafios was once convicted of border jumping after skipping the country during Operation Restore Legacy in November 2017 and was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment.
He once accused Mnangagwa of being corrupt and controlling mining cartels and machete gangs across the country before the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe in a military coup.