OAUS Condemns The ,Systematic , And Arbitrary Persecution And Arrest Of Its Members

OAUS Condemns The ,Systematic , And Arbitrary  Persecution And  Arrest Of Its Members

STATEMENT – Tichaona Danho, the Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS) member who was one of the two who accompanied Itai Dzamara when he first handed in the original petition on 17th October 2014 was called in to answer questions about an alleged threat towards a police officer. Mr Danho reported to Harare Central Police Station on Wednesday 22 July 2015 as instructed in company of Advocate Kwaramba from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). He…

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Journalist ‘Edgar Gweshe’ & 2 Activists Released From Cells After ZLHR Intervention

Photographers who were arrested on Friday for taking pictures at protected areas were on Saturday released after the intervention by lawyers for human rights from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights organization, it has been learnt. ZLHR Communication officers Kumbirai Mafunda indicated that the three Journalist Edgar Gweshe and activists Charles Nyoni and Don Makuwaza spent the night in police custody following their arrest. “We are happy that the legal interventions of human rights lawyer…

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‘Zimbabwe- Trapped In A Time Warp With Negligible Changes Since Independence’-Eddie Cross

‘Zimbabwe- Trapped In A Time Warp With Negligible  Changes Since Independence’-Eddie Cross

Zimbabwe is an enigma to many. The country presents itself as a clean, modern State with friendly people, little crime and small pockets of prosperity and wealth. A small country blessed with a great climate, an abundance of natural resources that put us in the top league of countries In terms of the ratio between our population and our resource base. Underneath the veneer, is a less attractive Zimbabwe; we are a country caught in…

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‘Obama Calls For Gay Rights In Africa And Challenges Kenya Over Corruption’

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States. Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday, his first visit as president to his father’s birthplace and the first to the East African nation by a serving US leader. “I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this. When you start treating people differently, because they’re different, that’s…

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‘It’s Either We Kick Out Zanu-PF From Power In 2018 Or We Are Doomed,’ – Tsvangirai

‘It’s Either We Kick Out Zanu-PF From Power In 2018 Or We Are Doomed,’ – Tsvangirai

Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned that if Zimbabweans do not unite to kick out Zanu-PF from power, his party will be doomed. Addressing his supporters at Hauna Business Centre in Mutasa North yesterday, Tsvangirai said while his leadership will continue pushing for electoral reforms, the people needed to begin voter registration including even of 15-year-olds who would be eligible to vote in the next elections. “Rwendo rwuno hazvikoni nekuti zvikaerekana zvakona…

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Underage Bulawayo Kombi Driver Ploughs Into Roadblock, Dragging Cop Along For 30 Metres

Underage Bulawayo Kombi Driver Ploughs Into Roadblock, Dragging Cop  Along For 30 Metres

AN underage commuter omnibus driver, Junior Peter Gopito, 20, ploughed through a roadblock and dragged a police officer for about 30 metres, a magistrate heard yesterday. The traffic officer, who was not named in court, sustained serious head injuries and multiple fractures and is still admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH). Tony Kamudyariwa who was prosecuting said on July 4, Gopito was driving a public service vehicle along Birkenhead Road near Westgate in Bulawayo….

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Police Arrest 16, Mostly Northlea High School Teenagers, Holding A ‘Sex Party / Vuzu’

Police Arrest 16, Mostly Northlea High School  Teenagers, Holding A ‘Sex Party / Vuzu’

Police in Bulawayo on Friday raided and arrested 16 teenagers conducting a ‘sex party’ popularly known as Vuzu at a house in Cowdray Park where they allegedly abused alcohol while engaging in sex. Police spokesperson for Bulawayo metropolitan province, Inspector Precious Simango, told Chronicle that the ‘vuzu parties’ were held at a house belonging to two of the teenagers whose parents are in the diaspora. According to police most of the children were pupils from…

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Insiza District Pupil (4) Found Dead With Missing Lips, Liver & Other Body Parts

Insiza District Pupil (4) Found Dead With Missing  Lips, Liver & Other Body Parts

A four year old pupil from St Lucy primary school in the Kombo area of Insiza district has been found dead with her lips, liver and other body parts missing in a suspected case of ritual murder. Princess Mpofu, a Grade Zero pupil, did not return home from school on Monday, sparking panic among villagers who immediately constituted a search party which found her mutilated body in a pond at around 7AM on Tuesday. The villagers…

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Ex Prison Commander Alexandru Visinescu, (89) Jailed 20 Yrs For Crimes Against Humanity

Ex Prison Commander Alexandru Visinescu, (89)  Jailed 20 Yrs For Crimes Against Humanity

A former Communist-era prison commander has been sentenced to 20 years in jail after being convicted of crimes against humanity in the first such trial in Romania. Alexandru Visinescu, 89, ran the notorious Ramnicu Sarat prison from 1956 to 1963, where inmates were allegedly tortured and starved. At least 12 people are said to have died as a result of the abuse. Mr Visinescu denied the charges, saying he was just following orders. Prosecutors had…

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Rusape Man (29) Chops Up Brother (34), Packs Pieces In Bag And Buries Remains

Rusape Man (29) Chops Up  Brother (34), Packs Pieces In Bag And Buries Remains

RUSAPE-A mentally challenged man from Chief Marange butchered his brother in cold blood, chopped him into pieces and packed his remains in an empty fifty kg bag after he denied him food. Police confirmed the incident. Tonderai Kichini 29 of Muchiwanga village has since been arrested by police. Police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda, said on July 10, the deceased Tichaona Kichini, 34, was left to care for his mentally challenged brother Tonderai after their…

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