Villagers remember violence

police_beating__ceviliansSHAMVA - Villagers from Bindura South last week converged at a former Zanu (PF) torture base to commemorate last year's presidential run-off election violence. The commemorations, attended by the Bindura South Member of Parliament Bednock Nyaude, were filled with emotions. During the MP's speech, villagers were reminded of the traum

Nehemiah Mhembere, who organised the event, said they chose the former Zanu (PF) base because it stood as a stark reminder of what happened last year.
We chose a spot in Nyamadzawo Village because we want villagers to remember that the things that happened cannot be erased. We have sons and daughters who are dead and disabled, so let us send a message that we are still waiting to be healed, said Mhembere.

June 27 has been set aside as a date for Mhemberes ward to remember the atrocities of 2008. Meanwhile, a Zanu (PF) official who terrorised Bindura South villagers last year is reported to have sneaked out of his home at night as he feared reprisals from those he tortured.

The official, only identified as Gwanzura, claimed to be a member of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation. He rented a bottle store at Musiwa Growth Point and, during the run up to the June 27 run-off election, he tortured hundreds of MDC supporters in Ward 16.

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