Alert on the abduction of Kudakwashe Kambakunje

On 27 September 2016 around 10.30 pm, Kudakwashe Kambakunje, the National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) Central Business District Chairperson, was abducted by six (6) suspected state security agents from his market stall at corner Chinhoyi and Kwame Nkruma Streets. The abductors were driving two unmarked twin cab vehicles and three unmarked Toyota Chaser vehicles. During [...]

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Violence in Harare CBD

  The Forum undertook a monitoring visit in the Harare central business district, after receiving news of social unrest in the central business district of Harare. The Forum confirmed that there were youth groups, assumed by some to be Tajamuka activists and by others to be ZANU PF youths, who were destroying private and public [...]

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Weekly Organised Violence & Torture Report 01 September – 17 September 2016

From 1 – 17 September 2016, 28 victims of organised violence and torture sought treatment for their injuries. These victims had been assaulted in incidents in Harare, Epworth, Chitungwiza, Bindura, and Chiadzwa, or during the widespread violence on 17 September, in response to the NERA demonstration. While there continues to be violence on MDC-T activists [...]

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Weekly Organised Violence & Torture Report 01 September – 17 September 2016

From 1 – 17 September 2016, 28 victims of organised violence and torture sought treatment for their injuries. These victims had been assaulted in incidents in Harare, Epworth, Chitungwiza, Bindura, and Chiadzwa, or during the widespread violence on 17 September, in response to the NERA demonstration. While there continues to be violence on MDC-T activists [...]

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