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ZESN Harare head offices raided
Election Support Network
February 19, 2013
Election Support Network (ZESN) head offices in Harare have been
raided by 7 police details from the Law and Order section. The officers
led by detective Assistant Inspector Mudyirwa had a search warrant
looking for any subversive material, documents, gadgets or recordings
and any illegal immigrants raided the offices around 10 am this
The police broke
down a durawall panel and went on to search all offices after which
they took documents pertaining to ZESN's projects and plans
for observing the referendum. This follows a break-in
at ZESN Masvingo office around 2 am this morning where boardroom
chairs, one computer and 60 T-shits were taken by unidentified assailants.
Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) lawyer has deployed lawyer Mr
Harrison Nkomo to monitor the search.
concern over the intensified crackdown on civil society actors especially
as the country prepares for the referendum and elections.
resolute in its work to promote democratic elections in Zimbabwe.
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