Tag: Protestors

Zimbabwe police deny using bullets in anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe police deny using bullets in anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe police on Sunday denied using bullets to disperse protests against President Robert Mugabe at the weekend, as activists called for electoral reforms ahead of general elections in 2018. “For the record no firearm or live bullets were used in the perceived protests throughout the country,” police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said […]

Tajamuka activist ‘tortured’ in Zimbabwe

Tajamuka activist ‘tortured’ in Zimbabwe

A man who has been at the forefront of protests against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in hospital after allegedly being beaten and tortured. Silvanos Mudzova, a member of the pressure group Tajamuka, said he had been abducted from his home in Harare on Tuesday night by unknown men. He […]

Fearless young Zimbabweans face up to world’s oldest leader

Fearless young Zimbabweans face up to world’s oldest leader

Zimbabwe has known only one leader since independence. First as prime minister, then president, there has only been Robert Mugabe at the top for the last 36 years. There have been challenges, opposition and violence, but the 92-year-old leader has always known how to deal with dissent and stay in […]

Police Brutality Claims Follow Mugabe Protests

Police Brutality Claims Follow Mugabe Protests

Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe say they have received numerous claims of police brutality after a crackdown on protesters demonstrating against President Robert Mugabe. Sky News has spoken to several, including a journalist who was arrested during the demonstrations a fortnight ago and claims he was tortured in jail while awaiting […]