No respite for activists

HARARE - Zimbabwes Global Political Agreement (GPA) has brought no respite for Mthelelwa Shadreck Dube and Ngozini Ncube, MDC activists facing charges of inciting villagers to attack an Agricultural Rural Extension (AREX) house in June 2008.

Despite the fact that both the accused are out of custody on bail, Dube laments that the whole case is a complete fabrication. How can the victim be the perpetrator? Obviously, the laws are not being applied fully and impartially.

To date no single Zanu (PF) activist involved in the violence that took place at the AREX offices has been arrested on any charge of violence, said Dube.

Allegations by Dube and Ncube were confirmed by Connie Ndebele, a woman whose son was severely burnt on the legs by the youth militia.

Known youths and war veterans led by their Chairman, Petros Mkhwananzi and Douglas Masuku, among others, used the AREX house as an abduction and torture base for many kidnapped apolitical residents and supporters of Tsvangirai. The place was in effect a loot kraal for animals seized from MDC-T supporters, she said.

Dube and Ncube are currently out of custody on bail. They adamantly refute the allegations.

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