Articles tagged 'soldiers'

Our hands are clean: Chamisa 27 November 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry probing the deadly August 1 post-election violence in Harare — which left at least six people dead after the military joined police to quell the ugly protests — that his hands are clean and that he had nothing to d...
Judge reserves ruling on Motlanthe Commission of Inquiry challenge 2 November 2018 HARARE - High Court judge David Mangota has reserved ruling in a matter in which a Zimbabwean woman is challenging the legality and composition of a commission of inquiry set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the August 1, 2018 killings. Alison Charles, who lost her brother in ...
SA rights body wades into Zim crisis 11 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Human Rights Institute of South Africa (Hurisa) has waded into the chaos Zimbabwe has been plunged into following the just-ended elections which they described as sham. In a statement released yesterday, the human rights institute raised the red flag on the just-ended plebiscite. ...
ZHRC blasts 'rogue soldiers' 11 August 2018   HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said there have been arbitrary assaults of urbanites in various high density suburbs of Harare and Chitungwiza, despite denials from government. In its post-election report, ZHRC said its investigation teams witnessed blatant beatings o...
We will salute Chamisa: Army 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's military will accept the outcome of the July 30 historic election, and will work with the winning candidate to ensure a stable transition, the Daily News can report. Putting to rest the most open threat to date that voting for the opposition would mean voting for civil war ...
Trouble brews for Mugabe, Mnangagwa 14 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe's costly military adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two decades ago continues to haunt the country, with a group of retired soldiers now accusing ousted former president Robert Mugabe and top military chiefs of looting rich diamond mines that were allegedly giv...
Uniformed forces for vendors blitz 20 January 2018 HARARE - The uniformed forces will be roped in to wipe out illegal activities such as vending, mushika-shika (pirate taxis) and money changing in local authorities around the country, Local Government minister July Moyo said yesterday. He told a news conference that the unregulated selling of ...
Command Agriculture: Govt ropes in soldiers 22 August 2017 HARARE - Government has deployed soldiers to supervise the harvesting of maize produced under the Command Agriculture programme in a bid to prevent side-marketing of the crop. The move is also meant to plug any repayment leakages as 80 percent of the value of maize delivered by the farmer is r...
Soldiers' actions expose bad policing 5 August 2017 HARARE - On Tuesday, hundreds of ordinary citizens witnessed a spectacle they felt would never occur in Zimbabwe — angry soldiers beating up uniformed police officers on the streets of Harare! Yes, it happened and much to the shock of many people. The incident was sparked by a reported use ...
Tension as soldiers 'discipline' cops in Harare 3 August 2017 HARARE - Soldiers whipped and clubbed police officers even as they lay on the ground in violent unrest on Tuesday night stirred by resentment over the use of police spikes. While both the army and the police have not provided a reason or issued statements on the incident, witnesses said the so...
Outrage over Mbalula remarks escalates 28 April 2017 HARARE - Scores of Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to South Africa (SA)'s Police minister Fikile Mbalula's statement that Zimbabwean soldiers were the ones perpetrating most crimes in his country. Politicians and the generality of the people fear Mbalula's remarks could trigger xenophobic att...
Soldiers bash ex-ZBC workers 14 November 2015 HARARE - Retrenched Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) employees had to scurry for cover yesterday after the State broadcaster's executive unleashed soldiers on the ex-workers who had visited the corporation's headquarters seeking their unpaid dues. At least 30 former ZBC staffers were sa...
Chipaz will not hire soldiers at Sting 26 October 2014 HARARE - Chipaz Promotions director Partson Chimbodza says he will not be hiring military personnel at his next Zim-dancehall concert set for on November 8 at the City Sports Centre as happened before. Dubbed Sting, the Zim-dancehall concert’s title was inspired the popular Jamaican Sting dubb...
U.S. to help train Libyan forces 19 November 2013 TRIPOLI - Libya and its fledgling security forces, overwhelmed by militia violence and unrest since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi two years ago, are going to get some help from the U.S. military, a top American commander said. Adm. William McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operatio...
Soldiers, cops to vote on Sunday 9 July 2013 HARARE - Soldiers and police officers — who in 2008 voted under the watchful eye of their commanders — will on Sunday and Monday exercise their democratic right to vote freely after electoral authorities removed polling stations from barracks and police stations. Rita Makarau, Zimbabwe Elector...
Soldiers terrorise Mberengwa villagers 12 January 2013 HARARE - Soldiers deployed at Mataga Growth Point in Mberengwa are harassing villagers in the area for failing to produce identification documents (ID) and allegedly backing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai s MDC. The soldiers were deployed at a small army camp at Mataga under the so- called Oper...