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.

MDC’s Senatorial canditate Sheperd Jani killed

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Shepherd Jani, the MDC losing Senatorial candidate of Murewa North ward 10 has been found dead. His body was dumped in Goromonzi Mountains. Sheperd jani was beaten and kidnapped around 1100 hrs on Thursday 22 May 2008 at his home by 4 suspected CIO agents. The men were driving a blue twin cab truck registration number AAA 9248. He was abducted in full view of colleagues from the party who tried without success to rescue him but backed off when the thugs pulled out guns and threatened to shoot before disappearing with Jani in the car. News of his death reached Harare today.
Goromonzi district has been turned into a death chamber by Zanu PF in the terror campaign. In less than a week three bodies of Cain Nyeve, Godfrey Kauzani and Tonderai have been found dumped in the same area.


As death toll of political violence spirals high, three dead bodies were found yesterday in Uzumba, Mashonaland East Province. There are two men and one female whose identity is still to be ascertained. The police from Mutawa-tawa police post have confirmed the deaths. They were found on the 23rd of May 2008. We are still investigating the case so we can get further information about these people.
Mt Darwin East
The Mr Abbia Nyakudya Chaparira ID 45-030031 K 45,an MDC supporter, was murdered on the 10th of May 2008 by Zanu PF sponsored youth militia in Chiparura village,Mt Darwin. He was buried by family members in the village. The news reached our office yesterday since the family did not report the case immediately. This case is just one of many deaths that are a result of the Operation Mavhotera Papi (Where did you vote)’, which are not yet recorded but are still trickling in.

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  1. Patrick Guramatunhu

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