State security agents interrogated former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere's brother, on the day government claimed there were people spreading rumours of an "imminent coup".
Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe told journalists that Kasukuwere, known as Tyson during his time in Zanu PF, who skipped the country after soldiers allegedly tried to kill him and his family during the 2017 coup, was among people peddling the coup rumours.
The former Zanu PF commissar's brother Dickson Mafios was arrested as he left Harare Polytechnic alongside Rushinga MP Wonder Mashange, where they were on quarantine after a recent trip to South Africa.
Although both Mafios and Mashange refused to comment on their arrest, well-placed sources revealed the two were taken to the police's law and order section.
At Braeside, they were reportedly grilled by Central Intelligence Organisation agents who wanted to know why they were in South Africa, and what they were "plotting" with Kasukuwere.