Articles tagged 'violence'

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. ...
ZRP slams cops' unlawful conduct 25 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned that it will not tolerate law enforcement agents that engage in any unlawful conduct that jeopardises public safety. This comes after five police officers were arrested following allegations that they had viciously assaulted a Harare man w...
MDC urges Zuma to stop xenophobia attacks 23 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has urged new Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairperson Jacob Zuma to end xenophobic violence that have killed hundreds of African migrants and displaced tens of thousands. This comes after Southern African heads of State handed the rotating cha...
Grace Mugabe feels the heat 17 August 2017 HARARE - Embattled First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday asked for diplomatic immunity cover to avoid being arrested for an alleged severe assault of a 20-year-old model she found in the hotel with her sons in Sandton, South Africa, on Sunday night. This comes as President Robert Mugabe left for S...
Concert violence must be slammed 10 August 2017 HARARE - The recent violence that erupted at a musical concert featuring international reggae star Busy Signal in Bulawayo over the weekend should be strongly condemned. Fans ran amok after Winky D walked off the stage in protest over poor sound and in the resultant mayhem, beer and other beve...
Tsvangirai suspends five over Byo violence 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday suspended five members over the violence which occurred at the party's Bulawayo provincial offices on Sunday which left his deputy Thokozani Khupe and other high-ranking officials nursing wounds. Among those hit with suspensions is disgraced d...
MDC postpones crucial meeting 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday cancelled a crucial standing committee meeting meant to discuss the bloody spate of intra-party violence in Bulawayo that saw deputy president Thokozani Khupe assaulted by party youths. Khupe and some party leaders from the main opposition's stro...
Tsvangirai must end culture of violence 9 August 2017 HARARE - On Saturday Morgan Tsvangirai was endorsed as the leader of an MDC Alliance comprising six other political parties in a development lauded as historic by multitudes fed up with President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF rule which they blame for their troubles. But hardly had the celebration...
MDC to discuss Khupe's grievances 9 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai is arguably Zimbabwe's most enduring opposition leader. He has fought against Zanu PF since the MDC's formation in 1999, and has gone through thick and thin since then. Our News editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to Tsvangirai at his exquisite mansion in Highlands, Harare ...
Violence breaks out at Bulawayo MDC offices 7 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Violent clashes erupted yesterday at the MDC party offices after a dozen party youths stormed the meeting that was being addressed by deputy president Thokozani Khupe. The violence erupted around mid-morning, disrupting the meeting dubbed “coalition agreement feedback” for almost an...
Kiprich blasts Busy Signal gig organisers 7 August 2017 HARARE - Jamaican dancehall star Kiprich has criticised the organisers of Busy Signal’s just-ended two-concert tour of Zimbabwe for failing to provide a good sound system. Busy Signal’s much-hyped maiden performance in the City Of Kings failed to take place on Friday night after fans ran riot ...
'Mugabe insincere on terror gangs' 31 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe must order the arrest of suspected Zanu PF terror gangs that he recently disowned while addressing a rally in Lupane, social and political analysts contend. At the Lupane presidential youth interface rally, Mugabe said: “I hear there are groups that are moving ...
Political violence on the rise 30 July 2017 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 harmonised elections, there are fears that the polls would be marred by political violence. This comes as there are renewed fears that the debilitating violence that rocked the country when the ruling party lost the 2008 elections could f...
Notorious gang flees Mugabe rally 24 July 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF supporters on Friday turned on one of the suspected terror groups, forcing it to flee Lupane on Friday moments after an angry President Robert Mugabe had finished his address in which he disowned  rogue youths terrorising ordinary citizens using his wife's name. Mugabe was lef...
'Political violence indications strong' 24 July 2017 HARARE - As we hurtle towards the 2018 elections the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) — a grassroots-based organisation with membership across the country’s 10 provinces — has raised the red flag, with reports from its monitors on the ground suggesting strong indicators of political ...
We can't go on like this 22 July 2017 HARARE - In recent weeks Zimbabwe has witnessed the resurgence of politically-motivated and State-sponsored violence which rights and opposition groups say could be the harbinger for what is likely to happen in the coming months as the country prepares for the crucial 2018 national elections. ...
MDC wants violence probed 21 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC has condemned the surge of violence in Harare which saw its car and properties belonging to its senior members being torched in suspected cases of arson by people believed to be from its main rival Zanu PF. On Wednesday, MDC MPs demanded action to be taken on the three inciden...
MDC youths warn Zanu PF 18 July 2017 HARARE - MDC youths, still smarting from last week's bloody skirmishes with the authorities, have warned their Zanu PF counterparts against perpetrating violence by promising they will respond aggressively to harassment and bloodletting which has been blamed on the former liberation movement supp...
Zanu PF terror groups resurface 17 July 2017 HARARE - Communities in some of the country's major towns are living in fear of ruling party youths who are operating terror gangs that are extorting money from informal and formal traders while harassing residents they perceive as opposed to Zanu PF, which has started campaigning for next year's...
Rights commission acts on political violence 1 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has warned that it would cause the suspension of voting in any constituency where there is violence, starting with next year’s elections, as the rights body moves to sink its teeth into politically-motivated disturbances which have overshadowed pre...
MDC seeks AU, Sadc intervention on 2018 polls 1 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC has said it is engaging the African Union (AU) and Sadc to ensure that next year's elections are free and fair. This comes as several concerns have been raised over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s capacity to conduct a free and fair poll, outside the influence of Pre...
'Zimbabweans fear election violence' 21 June 2017 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, who have been at the receiving end of political violence for the past 37 years, said they are dreading next year's watershed elections. This comes as the country is set to hold elections next year pitting President Robert Mugabe, 93, and an opposition coali...
DeMbare awarded win, Bosso fined 6 June 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has awarded Dynamos three points for the abandoned league match against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium last month. Bosso were also fined $4 000 and were ordered to pay the costs of the hearing which was conducted at the end ...
'Mugabe must curb political violence' 1 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has called on President Robert Mugabe (pictured) to use his considerable influence to end the serious spike in political violence. This comes amid escalating concerns over inter and intra-party violence ahead of 2018 elections. ZPP's calls come as M...