mahoso.jpgPolitical observers and analysts in Zimbabwe have received the news of the death of Al- Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden with mixed feelings.

While some media houses in the country believe that Bin Laden’s demise could result in the decrease of terror activities, others say the death may lead to heightened backlash of terror activities as his followers may want to avenge his death.

Writer and political analyst, Alexander Kanengoni said the death of Bin Laden is a loss to his movement but it will not lessen the terror threat as his followers will find a replacement.

Media analyst, Dr Tafataona Mahoso said the death of Bin Laden is being used by the western media to divert world attention from the bombings that the United States and her allies are inflicting on Libya where Colonel Gadaffi’s son and three grandchildren were killed.

He said Osama’s killing is now being used by the US President, Barack Obama as a campaign tool to boost his waning fortunes after failing to deliver on most of his promises as the country approaches elections in 2012.

Bin laden has been America’s number one wanted man for the last 10 years as he is believed to be the mastermind of the New York Twin Towers and Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001, among other terror attacks.

Reports say that Osama Bin Laden was shot twice in the head and has been buried at sea.