'Occupy Africa Unity Square' organisers bashed

HARARE - The organiser of the Occupy Africa Unity Square project, Itai Dzamara, was severely beaten by suspected Zanu PF youths yesterday before he was arrested by police for staging his peaceful sit-ins at the popular Harare park, calling for President Robert Mugabe to step down.

He accuses Mugabe of mismanaging the country.

It could not be established at the time of going to Press if Dzamara together with two of his co-protesters, were still locked up at Harare Central Police Station where they were taken to after being arrested.

This is not the first time that Dzamara has been questioned for fronting this sit-in, amid fears by authorities that he could incite Zimbabweans to rise against the government.

According to reports, Dzamara and other protesters were mobbed by Zanu PF supporters at the Parliament Building in Harare, minutes after

Mugabe had concluded the official opening of the second session of the 8th Parliament yesterday.

Dzamara had begun marching, raising placards denouncing Mugabe and urging him to immediately resign.

The protest is said to have irked Zanu PF supporters leading to the attack.

Police subsequently intervened and arrested him and the other protesters.

Comments (10)

Typical Zanu mentality. I don't like/agree with your message so I sill bash you and have the overzealous ZanuRP lock you up. What a disgrace.

Moe_Syslak - 29 October 2014

Saka achaudza mudzimai nevana vake kuti akaroverwa chiyi, unofira rungire mfana, mirira maelections, ndozvirimuconstitution yamakada.

reason - 29 October 2014

At UN hq protestors for RGM are allowed to parade and ztv repeats the act, here at home those against RGM are bashed."WE taught the west democracy." xa.....

asi chii - 29 October 2014

Emulate good things from world events. Sit inns are not culturally correct. We are not Arabs. the young man needs advice

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Itai you are a man. The rest of Zim madzimai aBob just like Zanu bafoons. Next time publicize the sit in i'll join you. Hatingamiriri next election vana vasina sadza kumba, zvikwereti zvemafees zviri kukwira uye mabasa kusina. Bob must take the blame and step down NOW. Lets start our our Zim spring just like the ARAB version started by a fed up unemployed Tunisian University graduate (In case you did not know).

Samaita Dube - 30 October 2014

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Flixcom Solutions - 31 October 2014

Peaceful protesters got beaten up by zanu pf supporters. Ontop of that mapurisa ovasunga , honestly till when? Am behind the protesters.

chipazhamongo - 14 November 2014

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