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  • ZANU PF supporter stabbed to death - Information alert no.1/2010 Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe Peace Project
    April 16, 2010

    ZUNU PF supporter stabbed to death Rata Village, Mwenezi East, Masvingo

    ZPP is deeply concerned with reports of retributive violence taking place around the country. Inter-party violence continues to be reported in the provinces unabated. These acts violate the letter and spirit of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) specifically articles 10 and 18.

    According to article 10 the parties agreed that '...there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation...' Article 18 of the GPA which deals with security of persons and prevention of violence, in section 18.5 (a) provides,'that the parties agreed to promote the values and practices of tolerance, respect, non-violence and dialogue as a means of resolving political differences.'

    It is against this background that ZPP is concerned about the continued loss of life as a result of political violence. In a recent act of retribution, a Zanu PF supporter, Nhamo Munechi was stabbed to death on Saturday 3 April 2010 around 2100hrs by Edron Mangove in Rata Village. It is reported that Nhamo Munechi harassed and assaulted Clever and Edron Mangove in the run up to the 2008 Presidential Run-Off election on allegations of being MDC supporters leading to them fleeing to South Africa. Upon their return the two brothers, met Nhamo at a Zion Church gathering where they assaulted him before Edron stabbed Nhamo in the abdomen once and disappeared. Nhamo who is alleged to have been part of the ZANU PF militia is accused of having terrorised people in 2008 elections. Nhamo was taken to Neshuro clinic where he was transferred to Masvingo General Hospital but he died on the way. Clever was arrested but released after the police discovered that his brother Edron was the one who had stabbed the victim. Edron's whereabouts were still unknown at the time of writing the report.

    Update April 10, 2010

    The Zanu PF Supporter laid to rest

    In a latest development, Nhamo Munechi, who was stabbed on 3 April 2009, by Edron Mangove, was buried on Saturday, 10 April 2010 in Mwenezi. The MP for Mwenezi, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti informed the mourners that all MDC meetings and constitutional awareness workshops were barred in the area. He is reported to have said that it is these kind of meetings that led to the death of the ZANU PF supporter. The statement by the MP, however, can lead to fresh sparks violence in the area as ZANU PF supporters may want to avenge the death of their own. ZPP strongly condemns the use of violence to settle disputes and implores the organ on national healing, reconciliation and integration to play its role to ensure that peace and tranquility is restored among the people. " . . . let peace prevail . . . "

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