Reprinted from mana.org.nz.
“I get threatened with violence and I get death threats, but when somebody starts taking shots at my office then that’s another matter altogether”, said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira after shots were fired at one of his offices last week.
Harawira was speaking after a report was filed with the police about shots being fired through the front window of his office in Kaitaia last Thursday night.
“I’m glad my staff reported it straight away because people call in to my office at all times of the day and night to get help with a range of issues, and their safety, and the safety of my staff, is a huge concern to me”, said Harawira.
“Politics can be a tough game and you can get hardened against some of the nasty and mean-spirited attacks against you, but shooting into an office without knowing who might be inside is more than scary, it’s life-threatening and I hope the police catch the perpetrators soon”
“I’ve got a job to do and I’ve got some bloody good staff helping me to do it, and we won’t be put off by threats like this”