All posts tagged: violence


Japajapa, Jim Kunaka up for public violence

By Court Reporter CONTROVERSIAL businessman-cum-MDC activist, Paddington Japajapa was Tuesday arraigned before the courts on allegations of inciting public violence. He appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura who released him on $100 bail after he complained that $200 suggested by the state was too much. Japajapa, who finally appeared in court after being one the

Tendai Biti

Harare magistrate gags Biti as he sets him free

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti was Thursday set free by Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo who however banned the outspoken politician from issuing any political statements during the duration of his impending trial. The firebrand lawyer and Harare East MP-elect was Wednesday arrested in Zambia where he had crossed to seek asylum over

Police finally withdraw water cannon trucks from MDC-T HQ

By Staff Reporter POLICE have finally withdrawn their water cannon trucks and their heavy deployment of anti-riot teams which had set up permanent base outside the MDC-T headquarters since violence broke out over elections in Harare’s CBD last Wednesday. As many as half a dozen trucks had laid an all round siege outside the opposition

MDC violence suspects to spend weekend in cells

By Anna Chibamu TWENTY-ONE suspects, arrested and charged with public violence last week, will spend the weekend in state custody after Harare magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini remanded them to 6 August for bail application. A defence team comprising Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) practitioners Denford Halimani, Gift Mtisi, Kossam Ncube and Lizwe Jamela has been

LATEST: 10 MDC Alliance supporters arrested over violent protests

By Staff Reporter TEN alleged MDC Alliance supporters were on Thursday arrested by police after they had sought refugee from the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House, the MDC-T main headquarters in Harare on Wednesday. An equal number are still holed up inside the building in central Harare. They are being accused of taking part in Wednesday’s

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ZEC says to investigate Zanu PF Bindura rally mayhem

By Anna Chibamu THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is investigating skirmishes that broke out during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Bindura rally weekend resulting in scores beaten up and injured by police. The embarrassing incident happened in the middle of Mnangagwa’s rally address when some party followers started trooping out of Chipadze Stadium, inviting the