Election Violence 2008 – here is the evidence

The Zimbabwean newspaper published numerous verified reports of election violence in 2008. Here is a selection from our archives for anyone whose memory needs jogging.

Two more MDC activists callously murdered

Published 19.5.2008
Two more decomposing bodies of murdered MDC activists were discovered in Goromonzi, bringing to 43 the number of opposition activists murdered by Zanu PF and state security agents in an orgy of retribution following the people’s victory on 29 March 2008.

The bodies of Ken Nyevhe and Godfrey Kauzani, who were abducted together with Beta Chokururama last Tuesday at Juru Growth Point, were discovered in Goromonzi on Saturday. This was three days after Chokururama’s bosy was found in the same area.

Chokururama was found dead the following in the Chikwaka area on Wednesday with gunshot and knife wounds. He was buried at the Warren Park cemetery on Saturday.

As Chokururama’s body was being laid to rest, another shocking discovery was made in Goromonzi district where the bodies of Nyevhe and Kauzani were found also murdered in cold blood in the same area by a ruthless regime.

The bodies of Nyevhe and Kauzani were discovered by villagers in Goromonzi with similar gunshot and knife wounds to those of Chokururama.

Their bodies are at the mortuary at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

The two were members of MDC national youth wing.

Kauzani’s wife, Felistus, was on Sunday picked up by the police from Goromonzi police station who are interrogating her on how the families of the deceased discovered the bodies.

Zanu PF and state security agents have been on an orgy of violence since the opposition party and its president Robert Mugabe lost in the 29 March 2008 elections to the MDC.

Over 5 000 families have been displaced from their homes across the country while hundreds have been injured and are receiving treatment at various hospitals.

The move by Zanu PF is meant to displace at least 500 000 eligible voters who are perceived to be MDC supporters ahead of the 27 June 2008 presidential run off.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Tonderai Ndira, Harare province’s secretary for security, who was abducted by armed state security agents at his Mabvuku home are still unknown.

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