Mujuru's ZPF falls victim to political violence: Report

HARARE - A human rights monitor group, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), says former Vice President Joice Mujuru has now become the target of violence orchestrated by her erstwhile comrades in Zanu PF.

In a recent report, detailing the political situation for the month of March, ZPP said President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has been the main perpetrator of violence in most of the cases.

“On the other hand, the profile of perpetrators continues to show that members of the security sector are involved in political violation,” the organisation said.

“March (results) showed (that) of 235 perpetrators, 80,4 percent were from Zanu PF, which always leads month after month. The police made up 6 percent of perpetrators, the army 4,3 percent while suspected members of the Central Intelligence Organisation made up 0,4 percent.

“MDC (Morgan Tsvangirai-led) had 6,8 percent of the perpetrators, while MDC party which is led by Welshman Ncube had 0,4 percent.”

The report further said that violence against the ZPF members was continuously increasing since its launch in February.

“Zimbabwe Peace Project reports for March show a total of 123 violations which had 318 victims altogether. Of these victims, 35 people (11,6 percent) were from ZimPF (ZPF), which is a significant increase from 18 victims in February (4 percent of the total 441). While the number of victims for March in general was less than from February, for ZPF, the number of victims doubled,” ZPP said.

The organisation said that while in the past, victims were almost

homogeneously members of the MDC, in recent months, the situation had shifted to include the ruling Zanu PF party members as well, owing to factional fights.

“As the reports for March show, intra-party conflict continues to be quite rampant across the board,” ZPP said, adding that some people were also resisting Zanu PF supremacy in some areas.

“For instance, in Mashonaland East, some chiefs protested against the repressive instructions and orders. This was also seen in at least two other instances where resistance to Zanu PF supremacy seems to be repeating itself in various corners.”

The organisation said that human rights violations continue unabated as the country struggles to observe constitutionalism.

“All in all, disregard for people’s freedom of assembly and freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution continued to be the order of the day for March as in previous months,” the organisation said.

Comments (2)

This is deliberation at its worst.mujuru must come bak home.we are about to orm our zanla womens league.yes zanla.yu all saw how many we wr at city sports centre.plenty.women commodors.we are the league.we will have our chairlady.isu mhuka dzesango.magandanga echikadzi.joice culd have been our chair.7000 women of the struggle under 1 ambrella.Hatitambwe iyoyo.kuitwa varendo mu zanu ?yes maybe bt not in zanla.before svitsa tomboshaura nekuzvitjokora.

viola gwena - 29 April 2016

Wangu komu Teurai.dzokai.we no know how we r gona work it yu have to come back.

viola gwena - 29 April 2016

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