Articles tagged 'violence'

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...
Calls for electoral courts 30 May 2017 HARARE - Government must set up special courts to deal with political violence ahead of the 2018 election, the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said.  This comes amid rising concern over inter and intra-party violence. It is also on the back of an attack of PDP's youth se...
MDC youth stabbed in Chiwundura as poll violence rages on 28 May 2017 HARARE - Suspected Zanu PF youths stabbed and critically injured an MDC supporter in Chiwundura last week, a faith-based rights group said, continuing a wave of attacks in the run-up to the July 15 by-election. The National Assembly seat fell vacant following the death of Kizito Chivamba last ...
Kasukuwere feels the heat 24 May 2017 HARARE - It appears as if it does not rain but pours at the moment for under-fire Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere — with the Local Government minister now facing fresh damaging charges by his party foes, as the ugly war to succeed President Robert Mugabe continues to escal...
Mugabe must condemn Zanu PF violence 23 May 2017 HARARE - The violent behaviour displayed by the ruling party's youth league at Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters — Davies Hall — on Sunday is both stunning and disappointing. Provincial youth league chairperson Anna Mokgohloa was mercilessly clobbered, allegedly by war veterans, while B...
Fans should not resort to violence 20 May 2017 HARARE - Last weekend’s abandoned Castle Lager Premiership match between Highlanders and Dynamos created a lot of heated debate. What is really sad about the aftermath of the events at Barbourfields Stadium is that the real issue at hand was ignored. The fans and even the media placed a lot...
More mass graves discovered 19 May 2017 HARARE - More mass graves have been discovered in Gokwe, where scores were allegedly killed in the post-2008 election violence, Midlands senator Morgen Komichi has said. This comes as Mashonaland East MDC Senator Jane Chifamba in February this year told Senate that government must exhume bodie...
Highlanders disown BF thugs 17 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders have strongly condemned unruly fans who caused the abandonment of the league match against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. Irate Bosso fans threw missiles at referee Munyaradzi Majoni and his assistant Thomas Kusosa after they had allowed a controversial equa...
Cop bashed at MDC HQ 17 May 2017 HARARE - Two MDC youths reportedly bashed a cop after he parked his car at the MDC headquarters, Harvest House, in central Harare, a court heard yesterday. Gresham Mpofu, 40, and Muchi Chiwara Muzengesa, 39, denied the assault charges when they appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta...
Zanu PF stifles MDC rural campaign 2 May 2017 HARARE - Suspected Zanu PF supporters are stifling and blocking MDC's rural campaign by intimidating villagers who dare associate with it, the opposition party spokesperson Obert Gutu has said. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC recently deployed its urban MPs to the rural constituencies — where th...
Victims recount politically-motivated sexual assaults 30 April 2017 HARARE - She is sick, and sits leaning on the wall of her hut. She shifts her small frame, peers into the distance and in a voice laden with anguish, she recounts: “I was raped.” It is hard to digest the words from the tall 46-year-old mother of seven. She is one of the few people in Maramb...
'They've launched a terror campaign' 27 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland East province, threatening villagers against attending meetings and sharing their horror experiences of the violent 2008 polls. This comes just weeks after Tsvangirai visi...
Mugabe awards thug hero status 21 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans reacted with both shock and anger yesterday to the controversial decision by President Robert Mugabe's warring ruling Zanu PF to declare the late party bigwig, Kizito Chivamba, a provincial hero. This is despite the fact that Chivamba was in 1991 sentenced to seven years i...
Chivamba is NOT a hero! 21 April 2017 HARARE - It is said in Shona that “wafa anaka”, which loosely interpreted means that the civil thing that people tend to do when somebody passes away — no matter how bad the deceased was — is not to dwell too much on that person's errant ways. Even though we at the Daily News always try our be...
Zanu PF MP Chivamba dies 20 April 2017 HARARE - Kizito Chivamba, the Midlands Zanu PF provincial deputy chairperson and better known for his 90s shooting of Patrick Kombayi, has died. According to regional party spokesperson Cornelius Muperi, the Chiwundura member of Parliament died at Gweru Hospital “after a short illness” and mou...
Police ban carrying of weapons 27 March 2017 HARARE - Surge in murder cases has prompted the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to ban the carrying of weapons such as slingshot catapults and also rope in traditional leaders and churches in order to fight the scourge. There has been an increase in murder cases especially over petty disputes s...
Rival Zanu PF groups clash 20 March 2017 MUTARE - RivaI Zanu PF groups clashed at Checheche Growth Point on Friday, with police reportedly intervening to break the warring parties. Zanu PF Chipinge South MP Enoch Porusingazi blamed the skirmishes on fellow ruling party MP for Chipinge Central Win Mlambo, accusing him of trying to for...
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...