Articles tagged 'political violence'

EASTERN NEWS | 'Zanu PF returns to violence' 5 July 2018 MUTARE - ZANU PF has launched a terror campaign in Manicaland with cases of violence being recorded in Nyanga with fearsome intimidation and threats for a repeat of the 2008 violent clampdown of opposition sympathisers in Buhera. Zimbabwe Political Victims Foundation Trust chairperson Sekai Go...
Mashayamombe in court over political violence 21 June 2018 HARARE - Expelled Zanu PF Harare political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe has been dragged to court after reportedly staging violence against erstwhile party supporters who backed his ouster. Mashayamombe, 32, was jointly charged with  Peckias Murindi, 27, Joseph Gakaka, 31, Vengai Mutepaire,...
Epworth hotbed for political violence 5 June 2018 HARARE - A number of civilians were hospitalised over the last two months as the MDC Alliance and Zanu PF turned Epworth into a hotbed of violence during their disputed primary elections. On Saturday, political intolerance reigned supreme as six people were heavily assaulted during disputed MD...
Zanu PF MP sings against violence 23 June 2017 HARARE – Former Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs deputy minister, Fortune Chasi has released a six-track anti-political violence album ahead of the 2018 elections. The album titled Violence-Free Elections, which was released last week, features Botswana-based musician and producer Tawa...
Violence worries ahead of 2018 poll 25 March 2017 HARARE - Senators and chiefs have urged political parties to ensure the looming 2018 general elections are peaceful, amid a rise in violence that they blamed on ambitious politicians staking claims as candidates. This comes as critics and opponents say President Robert Mugabe has hung on to po...
War veterans, churches pledge to reinforce peace 11 March 2017 HARARE - War veterans, churches and rights groups wound up a crucial election meeting last week with a promise to restore peace and dignity to Zimbabwe, scarred by violent previous polls. Drawing wide support for a pledge to impose peace after previous elections plunged Zimbabwe into election-...
Exhibition exposes human rights abuses 19 April 2016 HARARE - With the 2018 elections just on the horizon, the photo  exhibition titled Reflections that commemorates victims of the 2008 political violence acts as a reminder to perpetrators of political violence to desist from such barbaric acts while at the same time it seeks to heal victims of vio...
Zanu PF quashes Scott's accusations 5 April 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF has rubbished claims by former Zambian vice president Guy Scott that President Robert Mugabe's party uses political violence to remain in power. Commenting on Scott's statement, Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said the ex-Zambian vice president was not an eye-witness to ...
Ex-Zambian VP mocks Mugabe 4 April 2016 LUSAKA/HARARE - Former Zambian vice-president Guy Scott has chided President Robert Mugabe over the use of political violence to remain in power. He said he differed with his country's president, Edgar Lungu, over the use of political violence. “I told the president (Lungu) that if you want...
Mujuru's ZPF under siege from Zanu PF 31 March 2016 HARARE - Barely a month after former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) was officially launched, the young political outfit is coming under increasing pressure from Zanu PF, as more ruling party officials and supporters stampede to join the new kid on the block. On Monda...
We must shun political violence 29 January 2016 HARARE - It is sad we continues to record cases of politically-motivated violence — a good 36 years after independence — when we expect the country's citizens to be mature, politically. We believe Zimbabweans must accept divergent views whatever these are about, including politics. There is...
Resurgence of political violence worrying 16 November 2015 HARARE - The resurgence of inter and intra-party violence in Zimbabwe amid a deteriorating political situation, is a real cause for concern. First, it was MDC supporters who were bludgeoned by Zanu PF supporters for exercising their constitutional rights of free expression and peaceful assembl...
Jerera villagers fear repeat of murders if Zanu PF loses 22 July 2013 ZAKA - "I still have strong memories of this day, June 3, 2008, when I woke up early in the morning from my village to Jerera Growth point to book a better place on the mealie meal queue, recalls Mbuya Getrude Gweme, 68. On approaching the shops around 6am I saw people milling around one of the..