Themes Archives: Army

Armed soldiers torture employees of hotel, as incidents of torture increase in March 2006

The month of March saw a rise in the incidents of torture. In an unprecedented incident, on 14 March, armed soldiers and Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) officials reportedly assaulted and tortured 8 employees of a hotel near the Mozambican border in Mutare. They were tortured for allegedly hoarding mealie-meal. The soldiers and the ZIMRA officials […]

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Victimization and violence increase, as elections draw near

The month of February was testimony to the lack of political tolerance that still persists in Zimbabwe especially during election periods. In many areas, political victimization and violence surrounded preparations for Zimbabwe’s 6th Parliamentary election since the country obtained independence in 1980. Voting took place on 31 March 2005. In Makoni North, drunken soldiers are […]

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Youth supporting minister assaulted opposition, army officers abducted civilians

Incidents that occurred in Zimbabwe in August show a lack of commitment by the Government of Zimbabwe to the implementation of the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections. Intra-party violence between members of ZANU PF which resulted in high levels of politically motivated violence taking place in Makoni North (Manicaland Province) between 21 and […]

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