Articles tagged 'violence'

Police attitude on violence worrying 13 February 2017 HARARE - As the much-anticipated 2018 national polls loom large, there is a feeling of deja vu among pro-democracy, opposition and rights groups. This is especially so given the increase of violence by Zanu PF supporters who have historically benefitted from the lack of appetite by police to b...
Zanu PF thugs run amok 12 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF hoodlums yesterday ran amok in Chitungwiza where they injured several supporters of opposition Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) party who were on a clean-up campaign in the dormitory town. The barbaric attacks left many people needing hospitalisation. Eyewitnesses said all hell brok...
Violence inherent part of Zanu PF DNA 8 January 2017 HARARE - It is alarming that Zanu PF is again threatening to unleash abductions and violence if  it loses the Bikita West by-election. The threats by Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa at Gwindingwi Primary School on Wednesday were not only primitive and unwarranted, but also s...
2008 murders haunt Zanu PF 22 December 2016 HARARE - The senseless brutalisation and murder of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's followers around the country in 2008, following his stunning victory over President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in that year's hotly-disputed national elections, continues to haunt the panicking ruling party. ...
Police behind Zvishavane violence: Chamisa 8 November 2016 HARARE - MDC vice president, Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has claimed that police were behind the ugly violence that rocked Zvishavane over the weekend, prior to his High Court-sanctioned rally. The Kuwadzana legislator was supposed to address a rally in the town before violence and mayhem erupte...
'Brace for more Zanu PF terror' 17 October 2016 HARARE - Following the barbaric violence that was witnessed in Norton at the weekend, and which was widely blamed on President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF, there are growing fears that the keenly-anticipated 2018 national elections will be chaotic and bloody, as the “dying” former liberation m...
Zanu PF must stop violence 17 October 2016 HARARE - The resurgence of political violence is worrying. It is even frightening considering that the actors at play are Zanu PF whose government is accused of authoring the current economic problems ordinary Zimbabweans are enduring. There are so many things that are so wrong with the inc...
Another Mujuru official's house torched 6 October 2016 HARARE - Another Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) activist, who is also the party's Marondera West constituency coordinator, Taungana Makirimira's house — in Chihota, Mashonaland East — has been torched by suspected Zanu PF youths. ZPF spokesperson Jealous Mawarire said;
Church urged to condemn violence 2 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader Ancelimo Magaya has urged more churches to rise and speak against violence, torture and police brutality which they allege is being perpetrated by the President Robert Mugabe-led government. Speaking at a prayer meeting held at the Dutch Reformed C...
Ex-soldier narrates Zanu PF horror attack 2 October 2016 HARARE - He might have dodged bullets during the war of independence in the 1970s and escaped enemy wrath — but retired brigadier general and former diplomat Agrippah Mutambara was last Sunday caught between the proverbial hard place and a rock — as Zanu PF youths aimed missiles at him while he s...
Violence has no place in society 2 October 2016 HARARE - The assault of Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) officials in Guruve recently is a sad reminder that political violence, especially that instigated by the ruling Zanu PF is still entrenched in our society. ZPF officials, who included retired senior military officer and former Zimbabwe ambas...
Bosso slam fans, referee 16 August 2016 HARARE - Highlanders chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede has slammed the behaviour of Bosso fans but also took a swipe at referee Nkosikhona Moyo for riots which rocked Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. A police officer was left seriously injured after clashes with Bosso fans following their...
Chaos at Barbourfields Stadium 16 August 2016 BULAWAYO - Angry Highlanders supporters yesterday left a police officer seriously injured after violent scenes at the end of their side’s tension-filled Castle Lager Premiership stalemate against Chicken Inn at Barboufields Stadium. The depleted police details at the venue had to run for dear ...
'Vulnerable Mugabe will use violence' 26 July 2016 BULAWAYO - A former cabinet minister says embattled President Robert Mugabe, who is struggling to fend off growing resistance to his governance — both from with and outside — could use bloodletting violence as the last line of defence to protect his family and job. The warning, made by former ...
MDC, Tajamuka slam police 21 July 2016 HARARE - After watching Zanu PF activists march without any hassles in the capital yesterday, the MDC and other pressure groups — victims of documented state clampdown — accused the police of being partisan. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC and a pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile said in differen...
Mujuru's ZPF falls victim to political violence: Report 29 April 2016 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 Presi...
Zanu PF youths cause havoc 28 April 2016 HARARE - Rowdy Zanu PF youths almost exchanged blows with members of the Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard) — after they stormed a press conference organised by the Temba Mliswa-democracy advocacy group. Yard yesterday had organised a press conference to ventilate its views on Zanu...
'Zanu PF is a violent party' 11 April 2016 BULAWAYO - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa has confirmed what the country's opposition has always complained bitterly about, that President Robert Mugabe's ruling party uses violence and other thuggish methods to win elections and to remain in power. Speaking candidly in an exclusive inte...
ZPP condemns political violence 16 March 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), a human rights watchdog, says Zanu PF should put a leash on its “rowdy members” who last week allegedly disrupted a rally by former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First supporters in Harare's Glen View suburb. The attack on ZPF came bar...
'Half of Zim women abused' 7 March 2016 MAKONI - Almost half of all women in Zimbabwe suffer from gender- based violence and government is now stepping up efforts to curb the scourge, minister of State for Bulawayo province Eunice Sandi Moyo said. Launching the International Women's Day in Rukweza, about 30km southwest of Rusape, Sa...
PSL failing to build confidence on violence 9 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Premier Soccer League (PSL) needs to be decisive on violence and indiscipline if it harbours ambitions of having long-term sponsors supporting the local premiership. It is disconcerting that the PSL is failing to send a strong signal against violence and indiscipline as pun...
EU, USA condemn violence 20 November 2015 HARARE - Resurgent cases of violence that resulted in the death of two Zanu PF activists last week have yet again thrust Zimbabwe on the international spotlight with the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) raising the red flag on the country's leadership. With factional ...
Tsvangirai blames Grace for violence 14 November 2015 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai  (pictured) says President Robert Mugabe's controversial wife Grace is inciting violence through the many inflammatory statements that she is making on her countrywide rallies. Addressing the media in Harare yesterday, Tsvangirai said the political ...
Don't let political violence spiral out of control 10 November 2015 HARARE - The resurgence of political violence, especially in Harare, is very worrying. Only on Sunday, Harare South was turned into a battle zone as members of rival political parties — notably the MDC and Zanu PF — fought running battles, resulting in the arrest of twenty opposition party sup...
Opposition parties seek Chihuri audience 4 November 2015 HARARE - Opposition political parties are seeking audience with police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri over the recent spate of violence that saw 13 MDC supporters being attacked by alleged Zanu PF supporters in Harare South. And to date, not a single Zanu PF supporter has been arrested...