Zimbabwean soldiers and police used “unjustified and disproportionate” force to kill 6 people during election protests in August, according to an official report released Tuesday.
Thousands of exasperated Zimbabweans gathered Thursday in a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.”
Zimbabwe’s 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday.
Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country’s disputed elections.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa plans his own “inauguration” on Saturday after losing disputed elections, the latest in a series of African politicians to hold a ceremony of defiance while claiming the presidency.
Zimbabwe’s president on Wednesday set up a commission of inquiry into the killing of six people following military intervention in the capital two days after the election.
Zimbabwe on Sunday prepared to inaugurate a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow election win and he called the inauguration set for Sunday “false.”
Zimbabwe’s constitutional court was set to rule Friday afternoon on the main opposition’s challenge to the results of last month’s historic presidential election.
There is tight security in Zimbabwe’s capital Wednesday as the Constitutional Court is set to hear the main opposition party’s challenge to the results of last month’s historic presidential election.