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Zimbabwean opposition and civic leaders tortured
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
March 12, 2007

The Catalyst team notes with dismay the wanton assault of the Save Zimbabwe leadership in police detention on the night of 11 March 2007.

Morgan Tsvangirai is reported to have passed out three times and sustained a swollen head and body, with difficulty in talking and seeing. Lovemore Madhuku has a fractured arm and was plastered at Parirenyatwa Hospital at 0400 hours.

Nelson Chamisa, Mike Davies and Elton Mangoma are reported to be at the infamous Goromonzi torture center where they have also been seriously tortured. Arthur Mutambara and Tendai Biti's locations have not been ascertained. 19 of the detainees are at Harare Central Police Station whilst the rest of the leadership and activists are dotted around the greater Harare police stations in Southerton, Rhodesview, Warren Park, Highlands and Chitungwiza.

Meanwhile, in Glen View 3, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and well-wishers are in sorrow mourning the death of Gift Tandare who was murdered by police on Sunday 11 March. He has left behind his wife and three children, all in primary school.

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