Zengeza Political Violence

What is affected
Housing private
Electricity, Sewage
Type of violation Demolition/destruction
Date 11 January 2008
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country Zimbabwe
Location Zengeza

Affected persons

Total 9
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

Stop eviction. Authorities provide reparation for those dispossessed, injured and killed.

Details zimhumanrightsreportjanuary_2008.doc
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Zanu-PF supporters
Brief narrative

In Zengeza, an MDC activist and his wife were assaulted and had their property destroyed by suspected ZANU (PF) supporters. The victim reports that he and 9 other MDC activists were on their way to the home of the MDC District Chairman in their area when they were confronted by a group of ZANU (PF) supporters challenging their political affiliation. There was no physical confrontation between the two groups and the MDC activists proceeded to the Chairperson’s home. Later that night at around midnight, the victim reports that he was woken up by a loud banging at his gate where a mob of well - known ZANU PF supporters had gathered. He then ran to the back of the house with his wife and son and assisted the boy to scale the fence. The mob got to them before he and his his wife could escape and assaulted both of them. The victim was hit with a log on the right cheek resulting in his losing his hearing in the left ear. The assault also resulted in the loosening of several of the victim’s teeth. The assailants managed to get into the victim’s home and destroyed all windows, most of the furniture and electric appliances in the house.

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