A mother and her son were battling for their lives this week at a hospital
in Harare after they were force-fed poisoned by ruling ZANU-PF party militia
in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central province, in an incident in which three
other people died, as Sylvia Manika reported.
Sources in Midlands province said new torture camps have been set up by
pro-government militia in the Gokwe-Kabuyuni constituency where member of
parliament-elect Costain Muguti and about 30 others were abducted and
severely beaten by the militia on the weekend.
Zimbabwe Peace Project Chairman Alois Chaumba, who is also national director
of the Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice, told reporter Jonga
Kandemiiri that the pattern of violence shows ZANU-PF wants to silence the
opposition by all means possible.
In Manicaland province, spokesman Pishai Muchauraya of the opposition
Movement for Democratic Change said the militia are establishing more base
camps there too. He said the liberation war veterans working alongside the
militia have set up kangaroo courts in bases to try opposition activists and
sentence them to community service, in certain cases working on an
irrigation project in Gonzoni, Chimanimani West constituency, and repairing
Sources in Matabeleland North province said Pearson Mbalekwa,
parliamentarian-elect for Zvishavane, and 15 others continue in detention in
Hwange accused of inciting violence.
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