Who will defend the defenceless?. . . as rogue police, soldiers turn to crime in Zimbabwe

Who will defend the defenceless?. . . as rogue police, soldiers turn to crime in Zimbabwe 1

By Tarisai Machakaire More and more members of the security services are being arraigned before the courts for playing a major role in perpetrating blue-collar and violent crime. Members of the military gesture to the photographer as they patrol the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe(REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko) Analysts attribute the breakdown of discipline to the worsening economic crisis, the fractured nature of national politics and the culture of impunity by the new dispensation. Soldiers and cops’ involvement in perpetrating violence in private spaces, crime and other nefarious activities comes as the…

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Army, police boot out Greek farmer

Army, police boot out Greek farmer 2

By Tendai Kamhungira MAZOWE – The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have been dragged to the High Court for grabbing a farm belonging to a Mazowe white farmer.  Perrance Shiri being sworn in as the new minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement In the application, Andreas, Peter and Shaun Livaditakis are the applicants, while ZRP, ZNA, the provincial lands officer and Lands minister Perrance Shiri are cited as the respondents. According to court papers, the Livaditakis family, who were the owners of Bigbury Farms (Private) Limited bought Goede Hoop…

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Mnangagwa defends army

Mnangagwa defends army 3

By Nokuthaba Nkomo President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces has dismissed claims that the army raped women and killed people during recent protests over massive increases in the price of fuel. [embedded content] In an interview with France24 in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Mnangagwa said the women who appeared in interviews saying they were raped by soldiers were planted by some unnamed non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He said the claims were stage-managed and appealed to the public to produce the women who were raped by the…

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Soldiers flood schools in Zimbabwe

Soldiers flood schools in Zimbabwe 5

By Mugove Tafirenyika Armed soldiers are now a familiar sight at public schools throughout the country in the wake of an on-going strike by teachers, resulting in parents, guardians and learners living in fear. File picture of Zimbabwean soldiers patrolling the streets of Glen View in Harare Teachers’ unions told the Daily News on Sunday this week that there has been a heavy presence of military personnel especially in high density suburbs who make impromptu visits at public schools. “We have seen interference of military, police and CIO (Central Intelligence Organisation) to…

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Zimbabwe reels under army crackdown

Zimbabwe reels under army crackdown 6

Human rights groups have called on  authorities to stop the ongoing military crackdown, amid a rising death toll from the brutal operation. Members of the military gesture to the photographer as they patrol the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe(REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko) At least 17 people are now said to have died after being shot at by security forces, with more than one hundred others seriously wounded since ugly fuel protests flared around the country last month, the rights groups say. The Human Rights NGO Forum — a conglomeration of local NGOs…

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WATCH shocking footage of Zim soldiers brutalising women while the men are made to crawl on the road

WATCH shocking footage of Zim soldiers brutalising women while the men are made to crawl on the road 7

WATCH shocking footage of Zim soldiers brutalising women while the men are made to crawl on the road – Nehanda Radio Home 2019 February 4 Politics WATCH shocking footage of Zim soldiers brutalising women while the men are made to crawl on the road Source: Nehanda Radio

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ZNA claims abducted soldier was fired from army over sex scandal

ZNA claims abducted soldier was fired from army over sex scandal 9

Last updated Dec 2, 2018 53,826 8 By Tendai Kamhungira The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has said Elliot Piki  who was allegedly abducted from his home last Sunday afternoon and suddenly pitched up at the official probe looking into the August 1 killings on Tuesday was not a retired army colonel but a senior officer dishonourably discharged from the army for having an affair with his wife’s subordinate. Elliot Piki His lawyers had said that Piki had escaped from his kidnappers in Rushinga, in Mashonaland Central, before he came back…

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