War veterans spokesperson rebuked Grace Mugabe for making her statements about the President’s succession. The call was that Grace Mugabe should be arrested if the law is applied equally but this will never be the case. He went further to state that other people have been previously arrested for making such statements bout succession. He reinforced the idea that the law is not being applied equally and Grace Mugabe should not be saying anything about the succession. This gaffe is being predicted as a a big firestorm about to unravel within the ranks of Zanu-pf.
Words by the First Lady Grace Mugabe seems to have upset the war veterans. In this video Grace seems to be asking the President , which is her husband to name his successor. This speech has been widely condemned by the military and war veterans and sparked an all-out war about how the successor should be chosen. Grace claims no discussion about the president’s succession can be done without involving him. The words were interpreted as the first lady claimed that they own the country. War veterans fired back claiming the country belonged to the people of Zimbabwe who died during the liberation struggle.
A video has surfaced of President Robert Mugabe encouraging his die hard supporters to commit acts of violence against opponents as we head into 2018 elections. This endorsement came as a surprise to many Zimbabweans because Mugabe had promised to end violence since 2013 but its the opposite that has prevailed. Its shocking that the President of a democratic country endorses violence against opponents. This move has been seen with the targeting of journalists, war veterans and the media at large. Actions of Mugabe are contrary to the expectations of democracy and should be condemned.
ZANU PF behavior continues , violence continue o sweep the rural areas, villagers continue to be terrorized by the militia. This is the worst gross abuse of human rights abuse that the Southern Africa has witnessed in history. The military has been used to perpetrate acts of violence against Zimbabweans for a long time. This violence is likely to increase as long as ZANU PF is in power.
With scenes like this being witnessed everyday it has become apparently clear that the cycle of violence has not changed. The lessons of the past have not been learnt, it is likely that the violence will continue. Many Zimbabweans have fled their towns and cities for safety due to situations like this. The scenes are frightening and victims often die from injuries sustained when such incidents occur.
A group of young men has found itself in hot soup after being captured by the military personel. The young men are seen being brutally beaten while one of the military guys was filming. This is grossly an abuse of human rights.
Harare – Police in Zimbabwe have been caught in a web of illegal surveillance, after planting intelligence operatives under the guise of genuine patients in hospitals across the capital Harare, to monitor visitors of victims of police brutality.
Over the last few months, several civilians have been physically assaulted by local police, resulting in varying degrees of injury, from minor to severe.
In an attempt to cover up the deeds, and protect the image of the police, intelligence operatives have been assigned to follow all victims of police brutality to hospitals, and gain admission in the same wards as the victims.
Journalist Malvern Mkudu had a suspicious run in with the ‘planted policemen’ earlier yesterday. Narrating his account of events, he had this to say
Yesterday I visited a victim of police brutality in hospital. I got to him and found out how he was doing.
What happened next shocked me. His ward mates then asked me for my identity card.I told them that I don’t move around with identity cards.
They then explained that my interest in this “sensitive matter’ requires that I identify myself. I said there was nothing sensitive about visiting sick people.
I was then left with a question that were these ‘sick’ people or the state had planted spooks in this ward posing as patients to see who would visit this person.
My conclusion was that we are now in a Gestapo State were the ZRP is determined to hide its excesses and intimidate whoever is curious.It dawned on me that while we wait thinking the state will find its moral compass, it will escalate its repression
Zimbabwe’s spokesperson for the police, Charity Charamba, could not be reached for comment, as her mobile went unanswered. Whilst efforts to get a comment from Harare Central Police station were fruitless, with constables stationed there threatening to detain and beat our reporters.