Articles tagged 'violence'

Violence commission of inquiry doomed 16 August 2018 HARARE - By rushing to blame the main opposition party over the mayhem that rocked Harare just after harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa could have compromised his mooted commission of inquiry to probe the disturbances. The commission is set to investigate what led the army to k...
Poll fury wipes out blood bank 12 August 2018 HARARE - The country’s blood supplier, National Blood Service Zimbabwe  (NBSZ), has made an urgent appeal for blood donations after its stocks dwindled perilously following the recent ugly clashes in Harare between opposition supporters and security agents, which left at least six people dead and...
Harare violence, 24 in court 5 August 2018 HARARE - At least 24 people have been arraigned before the Harare Magistrates' Court for public violence, following violent clashes between the army and civilians on Wednesday, which left seven people dead. The group of people, who include former Zanu PF member Shadreck Mashayamombe, was arres...
Bloody clashes mar historic elections 2 August 2018 HARARE - Political analysts yesterday condemned the barbaric violence by suspected MDC supporters and government's own deployment of soldiers to quell the disturbances which left several people injured amid claims of loss of life. MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa had on Tuesd...
Political violence survivors 'will make sure there's peace' in polls 23 July 2018 HARARE - On April 21, 2008, Florence Machinga lost everything. A mob of hundreds of people showed up at her house, demanded to see her — and, when she didn't materialise, burned it down. “They destroyed everything,” she says. “Cattle were slaughtered, the chickens were slaughtered.” She was...
8 Zanu PF youths in court over political violence 16 July 2018 HARARE - Eight Zanu PF youths that reportedly attacked fellow party supporters during a brawl over a ruling party office appeared in court on Saturday. Workmore Hwema, 44, Tichaona Madziwa, 39, Blessing Munyaradzi, 38, Paul Muriyenda, 29, Chamunorwa Mahamba, 25, Brighton Billiat, 19, Evans Tom...
MDC supporters jailed for violence 12 July 2018 HARARE - In a ruling that is set to peg back politically-motivated violence and intimidation, two main MDC supporters have been slapped with a combined 24-month jail term for assaulting a Zanu PF sympathiser for wearing the ruling party's T-shirt. The two brothers — Robert and Itai Kabvunza wh...
Punish political violence perpetrators severely 30 June 2018 HARARE - Politically-motivated violence must not be allowed to consume the moral fabric of Zimbabwean society to the extent of forgetting even the sanctity of human life. Last Saturday, a bomb blast rocked White City Stadium soon after a rally that was addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
'Primary elections increased intra-party violence' 18 June 2018 HARARE - Intra-party violence significantly increased over the past few months, following political parties’ primary elections conducted ahead of the harmonised elections slated for July 30, a civil society organisation has said. According to a Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) report, the primary ...
Chaos, threats mar MDC polls 28 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC’s weekend primary elections descended into chaos, with violence, death threats and allegations of bribery marring the main opposition party’s internal polls in some constituencies as its supporters voted to choose their representatives for the country’s looming national elections...
Violence continues unabated at PSL matches 18 May 2018 HARARE – It looks like local soccer administrators are losing the fight against football hooliganism and violence at Castle Lager Premiership matches. At the weekend, there was another bad advertisement of the domestic league when Highlanders fans brazenly attacked Yadah FC fans at the Nationa...
Zanu PF MP warns against divisions 2 April 2018 HARARE - Mashonaland West Zanu PF secretary for finance Dexter Nduna has warned against “unnecessary” divisions, squabbles, and infiltration in primary elections that could have sweeping implications and hurt the political soul of the party as it barrels toward crucial mid-year elections. Whil...
ED slammed for 'disregard of truth' over 2008 poll killings 7 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of “disregard of truth” and refusing to take responsibility for political killings, torture, and abductions by government security forces and the ruling Zanu PF during and after the presidential election run-off in 2008. In an interview wi...
MDC officials arrested for attacking Khupe aide 7 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Authorities arrested three top MDC officials and 16 party youths in response to intra-party violence that erupted at the local party headquarters last weekend. MDC provincial chairperson Gift Banda, youth chair Mlandu Ncube and 16 other party youths were picked up by police over the...
MDC Byo violence hugely condemned 6 March 2018 BULAWAYO - The violence that rocked the MDC here over the weekend has been roundly condemned, even from within the opposition party itself, with officials accusing a South African-based senior official of instigating the skirmishes. This comes as the party has deployed its security and intelli...
Dynamos, Ngezi Platinum fined 22 November 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has slammed Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars for the crowd trouble that marred their Castle Lager Premiership clash last month. The two clubs were fined $2 500 each and were also ordered to pay the costs of the hearing. “The Pr...
PSL summons DeMbare, Ngezi 2 November 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League has summoned Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars for the violence that rocked their Castle Lager Premiership clash at Baobab Stadium on Saturday. Violence broke out between Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars fans during the second of the match shortly after the ho...
'Voter intimidation will impede free vote' 29 October 2017 HARARE - Voter intimidation, problems with proof of residence and a high police presence during the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) programme will imperil the delivery of a credible 2018 election, British Embassy officials in Harare have told the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). ...
'Zanu PF has unleashed terror' 18 October 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) has claimed that Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland Central province, threatening villagers against supporting the former vice president in next year's elections. NPP Mashonaland Central provincial chairperso...
State pursues 2001 political violence case 13 October 2017 HARARE - The State is pursuing a 2001 culpable homicide case in which three Zanu PF activists allegedly murdered a man for refusing to attend a meeting. Tapiwa Chimbandi who was 15 then and Zhuwao Dabson, 36, appeared before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mungwari to answer to the charges. ...
Chaos at Maglas as irate CAPS fans riot 9 October 2017 ZVISHAVANE - CAPS United could face the wrath of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after their supporters caused the abandonment of their Chibuku Super Cup quarter-final tie against Shabanie Mine here yesterday. By the time the game was stopped in the 67th minute the home side were leading 1-0 a...
Mushohwe slams attack of Daily News journalists 4 October 2017 HARARE - Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushohwe yesterday condemned the assault by police of two Daily News journalists who were covering a demonstration that rocked parts of Harare’s central business district on Friday. Mugove Tafirenyika, a senior reporter...
Violence worries PSL 27 September 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is worried by recurring violence at many of their matches which they feel is scaring away fans and potential sponsors.  At the weekend, Highlanders fans attacked their Harare City counterparts during the first half of their Chibuku Super Cup first round...
JSC assigns magistrates to preside over political violence cases 4 September 2017 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has assigned three magistrates to deal with politically-motivated violence ahead of the Harare Municipality by-election. In a Government Gazette published on Friday, JSC chairperson Luke Malaba designated Elisha Singano, Victoria Mashamba and Stan...
MDC suspends Bhebhe, six youths 26 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has suspended the party's national organising secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, along with six members of the youth assembly pending full investigations into their alleged involvement in the violent skirmishes that targeted his deputy, Thokozani Khupe, recently. ...