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Army, police on warpath after Chingwizi protests

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 04 August 2014 300 people were arrested at Chingwizi Transit camp while others had their tents destroyed at the weekend as the security forces launched a witch hunt over last week’s protests, during which two police vehicles were burnt. In a retributive attack which...

Gutu residents in shock following attack by soldiers

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 1 August 2014 Pandemonium erupted on Tuesday at Mupandawana growth point in Gutu Masvingo province when soldiers went on the rampage, using logs to indiscriminately beat up people. Crispa Musoni, a local businessman and former MDC MP for Gutu north, said it appears the...

Army feels the squeeze of shrinking defence budget

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 4 July 2014 The Zimbabwe National Army is facing challenging times and has embarked on cost-saving measures which have seen military personnel being forced to take two weeks’ leave every month, a weekly newspaper reported on Friday. The Zimbabwe Independent said measures...

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