Articles tagged 'soldiers'

Terror campaign on civilians continues …as army creates temporary bases in suburbs 12 February 2019 The presence of soldiers patrolling most high density suburbs across the country has instilled fear and uncertainty in citizens as some areas are reporting forced curfews.
Businessman helps victims of brutal Zim crackdown 1 February 2019 HARARE - Businessman Frank Buyanga has visited the wounded victims of Zimbabwe's deadly fuel riots, which have left 12 people dead and hundreds of others injured, taking some to hospital for medical care. This comes after his African Medallion Group (AMG) has established a humanitarian departm...
Crackdown mars ED's re-engagement efforts 28 January 2019 HARARE - When he got into power on the back of a military coup back in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid down a programme that would have been a marvel to listen to for any observer. After being confirmed through the July 30, 2018 elections, albeit winning by a wafer-thin margin...
OP-ED: Zim dared to hope, then the military arrived 28 January 2019 HARARE - Robert Mugabe is gone, but the army remains at the centre of our political life. Until that changes, the violence won’t stop.  Like the fleeting blossom of Jacaranda trees in spring, faith in the government of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has waned, following another roun...
'Send soldiers back to barracks' 28 January 2019 HARARE - President  Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is under withering pressure to immediately withdraw troops deployed across large swathes of urban areas following protests over fuel price hikes. This comes as soldiers are being accused of viciously beating up residents in high density subur...
Gukurahundi memories ignited 27 January 2019 BULAWAYO - For years, Bulawayo residents have been known to be easy-going when it comes to nationwide anti-government protests compared to Harare, which has somewhat emerged as the citadel in expressing grievances on national political issues. Some theories have been flying in the past that re...
'Fuel price hike did not spark rebellion' 24 January 2019 HARARE - Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube has claimed what really triggered the rebellion in the streets last week was not the hike in fuel price, saying the demonstrations were pre-planned. The protests started after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a 150 percent i...
Police, army crackdown targeted males: ZHRC 23 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) yesterday castigated use of the military in arresting and bringing to justice suspected perpetrators of the three-day stay-away saying the army does not have arresting powers. Findings by the commission reveal that in the aftermath of January 14...
'Zanu PF torture camps emerge' 23 January 2019 HARARE - As the crackdown on anti-government protests escalates, human rights activists have reported the emergence of torture camps in the country following the clampdown on protesters, opposition leaders and other human rights activists, the Daily News can report. Human rights activists have...
'Inclusive national dialogue way to go after protests' 20 January 2019 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for a wide-ranging interview with Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition spokesperson and director Tabani Moyo about last week's shutdown. Find below excerpts of the interview.  Q:  What is your assessment of the Shutdown in terms of its impact? A: The sh...
Zim at Crossroads as horror 2019 unfolds 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country's political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report. This comes...
Businesses bemoan shutdown losses 20 January 2019 HARARE - Industry and commerce, the transport sector, the informal sectors and the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange incurred terrible loses during last week's shutdown.  Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Peter Mutasa and #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire called on citizens to stay at home from J...
Cry my beloved Zimbabwe . . . as country is closed for business 20 January 2019 HARARE - Once open for business, Zimbabwe is closed for business. Shops are closed, people are scared and companies are closing just as is the democratic space that President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened up when he took power through a coup in November 2017. Loads of goodwill that the internat...
Zim at Crossroads 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country’s political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report.   [Adz] ...
Soldiers leave ugly terror trail 18 January 2019 HARARE - Horror stories are slowly emerging of how the country's trigger-happy security forces brutalised ordinary Zimbabweans this week — shooting  68 people and leaving dozens others requiring life-saving surgeries nationally following deadly clashes between protesters and law enforcement agent...
Our hands are clean: Chamisa 27 November 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry probing the deadly August 1 post-election violence in Harare — which left at least six people dead after the military joined police to quell the ugly protests — that his hands are clean and that he had nothing to d...
Judge reserves ruling on Motlanthe Commission of Inquiry challenge 2 November 2018 HARARE - High Court judge David Mangota has reserved ruling in a matter in which a Zimbabwean woman is challenging the legality and composition of a commission of inquiry set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the August 1, 2018 killings. Alison Charles, who lost her brother in ...
SA rights body wades into Zim crisis 11 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Human Rights Institute of South Africa (Hurisa) has waded into the chaos Zimbabwe has been plunged into following the just-ended elections which they described as sham. In a statement released yesterday, the human rights institute raised the red flag on the just-ended plebiscite. ...
ZHRC blasts 'rogue soldiers' 11 August 2018   HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said there have been arbitrary assaults of urbanites in various high density suburbs of Harare and Chitungwiza, despite denials from government. In its post-election report, ZHRC said its investigation teams witnessed blatant beatings o...
We will salute Chamisa: Army 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's military will accept the outcome of the July 30 historic election, and will work with the winning candidate to ensure a stable transition, the Daily News can report. Putting to rest the most open threat to date that voting for the opposition would mean voting for civil war ...
Trouble brews for Mugabe, Mnangagwa 14 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe's costly military adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two decades ago continues to haunt the country, with a group of retired soldiers now accusing ousted former president Robert Mugabe and top military chiefs of looting rich diamond mines that were allegedly giv...
Uniformed forces for vendors blitz 20 January 2018 HARARE - The uniformed forces will be roped in to wipe out illegal activities such as vending, mushika-shika (pirate taxis) and money changing in local authorities around the country, Local Government minister July Moyo said yesterday. He told a news conference that the unregulated selling of ...
Command Agriculture: Govt ropes in soldiers 22 August 2017 HARARE - Government has deployed soldiers to supervise the harvesting of maize produced under the Command Agriculture programme in a bid to prevent side-marketing of the crop. The move is also meant to plug any repayment leakages as 80 percent of the value of maize delivered by the farmer is r...
Soldiers' actions expose bad policing 5 August 2017 HARARE - On Tuesday, hundreds of ordinary citizens witnessed a spectacle they felt would never occur in Zimbabwe — angry soldiers beating up uniformed police officers on the streets of Harare! Yes, it happened and much to the shock of many people. The incident was sparked by a reported use ...
Tension as soldiers 'discipline' cops in Harare 3 August 2017 HARARE - Soldiers whipped and clubbed police officers even as they lay on the ground in violent unrest on Tuesday night stirred by resentment over the use of police spikes. While both the army and the police have not provided a reason or issued statements on the incident, witnesses said the so...