On 14 June 2022, violence rocked Chitungwiza’s Nyatsime suburb as members of the opposition party, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), and the ruling party, Zimbabwe African National UnionPatriotic Front (ZANU-PF), clashed over the death of a CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali. The violence resulted in the destruction of homes, business premises, vehicles and other household property.
Following the events, the police have been carrying out investigations into the events that transpired resulting in the arrests of, so far, up to 15 suspects whose matters remain pending within the justice system. Worryingly, most of those arrested were victims of destruction of property, who were arrested upon attending to police stations to report this property destruction. The flow chart shows the details of each matter and its status. It is particularly notable that, as of the time of writing, none of the arrested suspects have been granted bail by the Courts. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum is representing all the accused.