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Amnesty International, UK, USA, Sweden Condemn Political Violence Against CCC

Amnesty International, UK, USA, Sweden Condemn Political Violence Against CCC

Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation into the attack on a Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) rally which left one dead and 22 others hospitalised.

The rights watchdog blamed speeches by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime officials for “inciting such ferocious violence.”

The embassies of the United States, Britain and Sweden also called for a swift investigation and the prosecution of the perpetrators. Amnesty International’s deputy director for Southern Africa Muleya Mwananyanda said:

This assault bears all the hallmarks of a pre-meditated attack that aims to intimidate political opposition and block access to their constituents ahead of the upcoming by-elections in March.

The government’s rhetoric has done much to incite such ferocious violence and unfortunately little to ensure the free exercise of the rights to freedom of assembly and association.

Mwananyanda urged Zimbabwe’s government to “ensure an impartial, independent and transparent investigation into this attack… The perpetrators must be brought to justice.”

Campaigning in Kwekwe on Saturday, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga compared the CCC to “lice” and said it must be “crushed”.

Melanie Robinson, Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, said she was “concerned by reports of violent attacks on opposition supporters at a rally.”

Robinson said it was “vital that perpetrators are brought to justice and that all parties can campaign freely without fear of violence.”

The United States embassy called for broad support to end political violence adding, “There is no room for political violence in a democracy.”

Mboneni Ncube, a 35-year-old father of one, died at the rally after being stabbed with a sharp object.

Åsa Pehrson, the Swedish ambassador to Zimbabwe said it was “key that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

Police reported the arrest of 16 people, most of them carrying ZANU PF party cards, over the violence. When the suspects were arrested hiding in a local bar, police recovered machetes, knives, catapults, and whips in their vehicles.

This comes just weeks before by-elections scheduled for March 26.

More: ZimLive


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33 Comments

kingShango 2 months ago

haaa znu hamukunde


T@aaa 2 months ago

Zanu yakauya kuzoita mhirizhonga yakapfeka mat shirts eyellow kuvhiringidza vanhu ndomamwe avakawanikwa vainawo pavakabatwa.Rwendo rwuno vavhaita mhindu dzose asi chamisa arikuzopinda


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Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

ccc yakachekeresa munhu
VOTE ZANU PF the party that doesn't use blood to win votes


Zanu pf 2 months ago

But zanu kuseri guys zim ngaive one party state nyika iinde mberi ,ma opposition ndiwo Ari kutidanira ma sanctions ,dai kwaive kusina another party Mari yese inoshandiswa ne govt ku kambena yaidai ichishandiswa ku developer nyika

Chieftain Chitero 2 months ago

E vanhu musashandiswe ne uyu arikuzviti vybz kartel muface wangu tozivana full time he is a senior supporter we CCC but pano anoda kushandisa vanhu chete achinyepera kunge ano supporter ZANU PF achida kunzwa kuti vanhu vanotii so vanhu musashandiswe nemuchinda don't reply him emotionally

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Pic time munhu we ccc achiita horse kick

B0N@ 2 months ago

Pamberi ne ZANU Pf wi fought for dic nation


Japan japa 2 months ago

That's Bull **** fighting for which country

Phidza 2 months ago

Ko uyo arikukava haasi mutripple H here.kkkkkkkkk


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Inga unoziva kuti ndimi munevhayorenci

Soul jah love 2 months ago

Haaaaa ini ndakuda match ye boxing vs vanhu 2 nyika yese ichizviona live ndichibholoncha Chiwenga na ED fair fair pa ring,kana zvichiita ngazviite nekuti kuma votes maya vano rigger.


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

I said in another article at the Comment section " Ko nhai Aux Ko vakaurayiwa 2018 wakadii kuita kuti nema tambudziko ,Asi hausi kupihwa mb**o here."
Some said Zvimbazi withdraw your comment 🤗🤗🤗🤣🤣 . Now you asking , Ko Zanu haisi kutaura wani ......Musapuse ma Citizens Try to search for a movie rinonzi The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance . This movie explains leaders like Ed and Gen Chiwenga


Wiseman 2 months ago

Zanu PF is a terrorist organization and Zimbabwe is currently not a democracy


Russia vs Ukraine.. 5:2 half time. 2 months ago

Time inosvika chete vamwe vachachema


Elder chimut 2 months ago

Tinomuda munhu wedu wamakauraya imi vanhu vezanu. Apa moramba makanyarara moreva kt dai anga ari wenyu mungadai makati zii kudaro kutaura chokwadi kaa 2023 muchaona moto nyaya dzose dzamakaita tinadzo dzekutipondera vanhu vasina mhosva itai dzamara makamuisepi tinomuda toda ne 15 billion yamakaba ye ma diamonds plus 3 billion yekucommand agriculture fokofu Mhani mwari anokuonai mumwe uchasura kt bhuu mumwe musi


John Chifamba 2 months ago

why are Zanu pf leaders so quite about this tragedy


Takada 2 months ago

4th Chimurenga looming

James Jende 2 months ago

Tsano kukubikwa shamu dzenyu

Jinn 2 months ago

VanaChiwenga are inviting more sanctions nechi Satanism chavarikuita ichi.Nxa kulehlula madoda nikezani abanye ithuba.Zimbabwe is bigger than Zanu PF


. 2 months ago

@joram gumbo go fxck yourself dude

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

@Jorum Gumboots, sure ZANU is the biggest ShIT in this country and we need to dump this mountain of godzva into a chimbuzi

And we will....

Joram Gumbo 2 months ago

Eee Baba makagumisira kurohwa riini

Jinn 2 months ago

That's what you tell yourselves

Joram Gumbo 2 months ago

Tsano ZANU PF is bigger than everything and everyone in Zimbabwe

James Jende 2 months ago

Putin arunzira kuuya kuzimbabwe


Jinn 2 months ago

Iwe **** waEDio+

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

Chabvondoka!

Inda iye yawana vatsigiri home and away


Jinn 2 months ago

@spearhead nyangwe zvisina basa zvinebasa rei

Spearhead 2 months ago

Hazvina basa izvo hazvimise kutswanywa kwenda kkkkk


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