Articles tagged 'violence'

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...
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...