Zimbabwe Opposition Members In Court Over Election Violence

Twenty-seven members of Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition appeared in court Monday on violence charges after post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.


President Emmerson Mnangagwa, declared winner of the historic first elections since the downfall of Robert Mugabe, has vowed to protect rights since his re-election but the opposition say their members have been targeted.
Zimbabwe Opposition Members In Court Over Election Violence
Police with assault rifles were on duty in the court precinct, with a truck of other officers stationed outside.
Prosectors opposed bail, saying the accused — 19 men and eight women — were “linked” to the deaths of six people when the army opened fire on opposition supporters protesting against alleged election fraud.
Zimbabwe Opposition Members In Court Over Election Violence
Six people died after troops in the capital Harare opened fire on demonstrators Wednesday, sparking an international outcry.


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