Tag: Political Violence

Mugabe ordered deployment of army to crush opposition in 2008 polls

Mugabe ordered deployment of army to crush opposition in 2008 polls

Former Masvingo Resident Minister and Member of Parliament for Mwenezi East, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, has sensationally claimed that President Robert Mugabe personally deployed members of the Zimbabwe National Army to wage a violent campaign against his arch foe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the run-up to […]

New Zimbabwe opposition party supporters attacked

New Zimbabwe opposition party supporters attacked

Supporters of a new opposition party in Zimbabwe, founded by the country’s former vice president, were pelted with stones at a rally on Saturday. Six minivans pulled up near the tent where the rally was held and threw stones at supporters of the Zimbabwe People First party, before speeding off. […]

Maiming of opposition activists evokes memories

Maiming of opposition activists evokes memories

EPHRAIM Muvungani will never forget last year Christmas. While most were merrymaking with loved ones, he was writhing in pain, nursing wounds inflicted by suspected Zanu PF youths in the dormitory town of Chitungwiza. Muvungani, a former Zanu PF youth activist, now Chitungwiza Zone coordinator for former vice-president Joice Mujuru’s […]

Mujuru supporter’s home razed down

Mujuru supporter’s home razed down

Supporters of former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s People First movement got a taste of the violent nature of Zimbabwean politics last week after the home of one of its followers was burnt down in Murehwa by suspected Zanu PF supporters. In a statement yesterday, the Centre for Community Development (CCDZ) […]