Monday, May 21, 2012

(NEWZIMBABWE) Torture, violence claims 'all lies': Chinamasa

COMMENT - Remember Givemore Gift Nhidza? Apparently he was tortured to death, with some very gruesome details of his torture being included. (SW Radio Africa: Tortured MDC activist dies from injuries, By Lance Guma, 10 November 2009; Tortured MDC activist dies from injuries, Written by Jelena, Thursday, 19 November 2009) Then, he's back, and turns up alive and well in South Africa. (SLATE) How South Africa became the world's No. 1 asylum destination, By Maura R. O'Connor|Posted Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at 12:55 PM, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. (Also, of course, the '3 million Zimbabweans in South Africa' claim in the last article is completely unfounded and based on journalists' speculation. Read: Special Report: Fact or Fiction? Examining Zimbabwean Cross-Border Migration into South Africa, Witwatersrand's Forced Migration Studies Programme & Musina Legal Advice Office).

So there is precedent of the MDC using murder and torture claims for political gain. They are a propaganda outfit, and have among their ranks members of the rhodesian special forces, who even 30 years ago did their best to propagandize and manipulate the media.

Torture, violence claims 'all lies': Chinamasa
21/05/2012 00:00:00
by AFP

JUSTICE Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Monday that reports of torture and violence against political activists were "lies", during a visit by UN rights chief Navi Pillay.

"There is no state-sponsored violence, these are all lies. We told her that there are no torture chambers in Zimbabwe," Patrick Chinamasa said after an hour-long meeting with the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights.

A South African court on May 8 ordered prosecutors in Pretoria to probe Zimbabwean officials accused of torturing opposition supporters five years ago, citing South Africa's obligations to the International Criminal Court.

The landmark judgment meant that the authorities can investigate and prosecute high-level crimes committed not only in neighbouring Zimbabwe but anywhere else in the world.

"We need to investigate some of these (torture) reports so that we find out if the person was involved in a personal accident, as they can claim that they are torture wounds," Chinamasa said.

"All that has been written (does) not contain details of who was tortured, where were they tortured. We just see reports in the media. We want to know where did it happen, so that police can investigate."

Pillay said she would only comment on her talks at the end of her trip Friday.

Chinamasa said his meeting with Pillay was cordial, but reiterated Zimbabwe's insistance on outlawing "homosexual activities".

Pillay, who is on a five-day visit to Zimbabwe, is expected to meet President Robert Mugabe later in the week.

The 88-year-old president has ruled since independence from Britain in 1980 but following deadly violence around failed elections in 2008, he was forced into a power-sharing government with rival Morgan Tsvangirai, who is now prime minister.

[Whatever. - MrK]


Despite the unity government, rights activists are frequently arrested or harassed in the course of their work.

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6 Comments:

At 3:49 PM , Blogger MrK said...

Gift Nhidza is now the 'Coordinator at Refugees Council Johannesburg Area, South Africa', according to his LinkedIn page:

https://za.linkedin.com/in/gift-nhidza-40039a8a

Apparently they don't have a problem with a lack of ethics or lying and deception.

 
At 10:25 PM , Blogger MrK said...

Brazen. H. Taru @brazen_h:

"'The Abductions' are back with Peter Magombeyi having been abducted yesterday. We are told that they are being done by vehicles without number plates but the alleged target, MDC has a fleet of vehicles without plates, this was @nelsonchamisa & team arriving kuBlue roof kundobata"

https://twitter.com/brazen_h/status/1173140646447734784

 
At 7:51 AM , Blogger MrK said...

More fake political violence claims:

https://twitter.com/KAWTHERKGA/status/1176734921781592065

This young @usembassyharare pawn is still claiming to have his testicles electrocuted and now liver damage, yet he is walking around normally with that Dumb look on his face? @DMagombeyi you are not going to get asylum in the #US, you are going to #CHAWAGONAHAPANA prison. #KGA

 
At 9:18 AM , Blogger MrK said...

Another fake abduction - this time 25-yo Dr. Peter Magombeyi.

https://www.thepatriot.co.zw/top-news/dr-magombeyis-abduction-fact-or-fable/

https://www.thepatriot.co.zw/top-news/debunking-magombeyi-abduction-claims/

Both articles saved to the Web Archive.

https://wayback.archive.org/

 
At 12:43 AM , Blogger MrK said...

https://www.thepatriot.co.zw/top-news/magombeyis-fake-abduction-vanguard-fingered/

FRESH details have emerged over the so-called ‘abduction’ of Dr Peter Magombeyi.

The 25-year-old Dr Magombeyi, who is also acting president of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA), was allegedly ‘abducted’ at his home in Budiriro on September 14 2019.

And five days later, Dr Magombeyi surfaced in Nyabira, a few kilometres from the American Embassy.

A source who has close links to the MDC Alliance revealed that in those five days, Dr Magombeyi was housed at Number 64 Palmer Road in Milton Park.

The property is a lodge, Saita Safaris, and reportedly owned by MDC Alliance vice-president Tendai Biti.

“Dr Magombeyi was at 64 Palmer Road in Milton Park, nzvimbo iyoyo ilodge asi irikushandiswa sesafe house, chero Jacob Mafume naObey Sithole vanotogara ipapo (the place is a lodge which has been turned into a safe house for MDC activists including Jacob Mafume and Obey Sithole,” said the source who preferred to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation.

According to the source, Dr Magombeyi was taken by Vanguard leader Shakespear Mukoyi and one Bunjira.

When The Patriot visited the lodge, the gate was locked.

 
At 12:44 AM , Blogger MrK said...

Continued:

"Vanguard behind the abductions?

Leaked MDC standing committee minutes revealed that MDC Alliance is reportedly militarily training its youth.

MDC standing committee is the party’s highest decision making body.

The meeting was held on September 18 2018 from 10hr to 13:45hr.

The party’s treasurer-general, David Coltart, was recorded at the meeting calling on the party to make their youths ‘more militant’.

And it is our understanding that there is a team of MDC Alliance youths scheduled to receive military training in Mozambique nex week.

There are reports that the MDC Alliance recently bought 47 unlicensed guns; FA and pistol type.

The MDC Vanguard has a history of violence.

Sometime in 2002, the MDC formed what they called the Democratic Resistance Committee (DRC), a group that was being trained militarily to cause mayhem on innocent people in the name of ‘regime change’.

White farmers then shared spaces on their farms to train these youths and this training was being allegedly led by the late Roy Bennett (late ex-MP).

The DRC morphed into the Vanguard.

Anyone who underestimated the nature of the militancy of the MDC did so at his/her own peril.

And Vangaurd is led by Mukoyi, the same person who is said to have ‘abducted’ Dr Magombeyi.

Who is Shakespear Mukoyi?

Mukoyi is an MDC Alliance member and leader of the MDC Alliance’s militia known as the Vanguard.

For long, MDC Alliance would deny the existence of Vanguard until last year in May when Mukoyi let the cat out of the bag.

The youth militia is known for ‘carrying an AK 47 and threatening to kill his rivals with it’. Running to the 2018 primary elections in the MDC Alliance, Mukoyi threatened to ‘kill Hwende’ if he (Mukoyi) was not elected House of Assembly Member for Kuwadzana East.

Charlton Hwende was running for the same seat.

Hwende took to facebook to raise alarm after being threatened with death by Mukoyi.

“I received disturbing news that my opponent was moving around with a gun threatening to shoot me. I am mentioning it here so that if anything happens to me people will know what happened to me,” he wrote.

Mukoyi claimed the constituency had apparently been given to him by the party’s presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, as a ‘token of appreciation’ after he helped him ascend to the party’s presidency."

 

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