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Victims of political genocide in 2008 all named

18 Jul

Below is the first comprehensive list of MDC activists murdered during and after the bloody elections. This list was presented to the Attorney General, Johannes Tomana, last year. He has refused to order the police to investigate the murders.

Michael Dube, Shurungwi 01 May He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters, and sustained serious injuries. He was admitted to hospital and died a few days later. Though he was a known TB patient his death was due to the injuries he sustained.

Tapiwa Meda, Chiweshe 05 May They were called to a meeting in the Chaona area by gangs of youths who had come from Mt Darwin in the company of allegedly armed soldiers. Known MDC supporters including the deceased were assaulted heavily using gun butts and batons. He was admitted at Howard Hospital and died the same day.

Alex Chiriseri, Chiweshe 05 May They were called to a meeting by gangs of youths who had come from Mt Darwin in company of allegedly armed soldiers. Known MDC supporters including the victim were assaulted heavily using gun butts and batons. He was admitted at Howard Hospital and died the same day.

Joseph Madzuramhende, Chiweshe 05 May They were called to a meeting by gangs of youths who had come from Mt Darwin in company of allegedly armed soldiers. Known MDC supporters were assaulted heavily using gun butts and batons. He was admitted at Howard Hospital and died the same day.

Crispen Taero, Mt Darwin April, He was assaulted by suspected CIO members and local Zanu (PF) supporters. He died later from the injuries sustained.

Biggie Zhuwawo, Muzarabani April, Was abducted and murdered by a group of youths that was allegedly led by Chief Chitsekete

Crispen Chiusti, Guruve April, He was assaulted by known Zanu (PF) youths and died because of the injuries.

Tatenda Chabika, Muzarabani April A mob of suspected Zanu (PF) youths abducted her and assaulted her at their alleged base. She died as a result of the beatings on her way home from the alleged base.

Tapiwa Mbwanda, Hurungwe 05 April A large group of suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war veterans took Tapiwa from his garden where he was working, they ordered him to show them where other MDC supporters where. He refused and they started to beat him with sticks and iron bars. They continued to assault him well into the night and was found dead the following day a short distance from his home.

Moses Bashitioyo, Mutoko April , He was assaulted by suspected soldiers and Zanu (PF) youths and died a few days later.

Brighton Mabwera, Murehwa April, His mother and father were dragged from bed by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters during the night and heavily assaulted. They managed to escape during the assault and this angered the group which then set on fire the hut in which the baby was sleeping and was therefore burnt to death.

Manyimo Tennyson, Muzarabani 24 April Was warned that suspected Zanu (PF) people were looking for him, so he decided to leave the area and go to Harare. He left home with his wife on 23 April on foot and unfortunately the way they took led them to Bakasa Base where they were captured. Their councillor and other people positively identified him as the person they were looking for; they were then assaulted from April 23 until the early hours of April 24. They were then taken by a truck and dumped close to their home. Tennyson passed away a few hours later. The postmortem requested by the police showed that he had a broken neck, no arrest were made.

Tabitha Marume, Makoni West April 01 , Was reportedly shot by suspected government agents in the Makoni area

Temba Muronde Mudzi North 14 April Was assaulted with an iron bar at his home and abducted a day later on his way to the clinic. His wife was carrying him to the clinic on a cart and was blocked at Vhombozi river were Themba was taken away and wife ordered to go back home alone. He was taken to Magwada torture Base where he was forced to drink rat poison but did not die. They then forced him to drink a pesticide (rogor) and when he did not die, they finished him off with an axe a week later.

Moses Makewa, Wedza 01 April Was assaulted by a group of suspected Zanu (PF) supporters and died soon after the attack.

Peter Tom Butac, Mudzi North 28 April It was on 28/04/08 at around 1600hrs when the deceased was about to eat his supper, when a gang of about 50 people suspected to be Zanu (PF) militia allegedly led by Jevias Chiutsi ward 2 Zanu (PF) councillor took Tom to Vhombozi Pry School where they had allegedly set-up a base. They assaulted Tom for about 8 hrs. They then let him go on the 29th of April and he died on his way home.

Sage Muza, Mutoko Hoyuyu2 08 May Was assaulted by a group of suspected Zanu (PF) supporters and died soon after the attack

Manuel Nelson, Hopely Harare 09 May Was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths. He was found with stab wounds and later died in Hospital

Godfrey Jemedze, Chiweshe 09 May They were rounded up by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters in the company of alleged army members for a meeting where the deceased was assaulted and died in hospital the following morning

Elias Madzivanzira(Kahari), Shamva 11 May Elias was fatally assaulted with an axe together with his wife Erica, the wife survived, the people who murdered Elias are known by the family members

Ratidzai Dzenga, Muzarabani 01 April She was pregnant and was heavily assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths. She lost her baby during the attack and was denied medical attention. She bled to death.

Abia Nyakudya , Mount Darwin 11 May Was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youth and war vets at his home. He was heavily assaulted before they took him to their base were he was subjected to further heavy beating and torture. He died soon after being released.

One of the victims of the horrific 2008 election violence perpetrated by state agents against MDC activists.

Gloria Mukaiwa, Centenary She was heavily assaulted by suspected ZANU (PF) youths and died after the attack.

Cain Nyevhe Murehwa , 14 May Cain Nyevhe, Godfrey Kauzani and Better Chokorurama were going to Murehwa when the car they were traveling in was intercepted 10km from Murehwa, by two double twin cab trucks that had no registration number plates. One truck blocked them from the front and the other from the rear. The assailants then smashed the windows of the deceaseds car and grabbed them out. They were bundled two in each of the trucks, Better Chokururamas body was found dumped along Chivake river the following morning and the other two Godfrey Kauzani and Cain Nyevhes badly mutilated bodies were found on 17 May dumped in a bush in Goromonzi district near Juru growth point.

Tonderai Ndira , Harare Mabvuku May Was abducted from his home in Mabvuku (Chizhanje) by an armed gang and was found dead in the Goromonzi area

Manyuke Nyamukapa , Murehwa 20 May Abducted and later found dead

Rosemary Maramba, UMP 20 May Abducted and later found dead

Action Nyadedzi , UMP 20 May Abducted and later found dead

Chitsungo (Headman) , UMP 20 May Abducted and later found dead Shepard Jani , Murehwa 20 May Abducted and later found dead Fushirai Dofo, , Mazowe 10 May He was a grinding meal attendant and was assaulted on the pre-text that he was charging very high prices. He was so badly injured that he was admitted at Howard Hospital, where he died.

Taurai Matanda, Buhera 24 May He was shot by suspected soldiers at Murambinda growth point. The suspected soldiers gave people some orders and when they refused to obey them, they started to shoot indiscriminately. Taurai was allegedly shot by Taurai Svosve Mupindu.

Edson Zaya , Shamva 16 May He assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war vets on May 16 at Chidembo Shopping Centre in Shamva he was badly injured and died shortly after the assault on the same day

Besta Bakari Shamva 16 May He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths at Stordart Farm. They assaulted him until he passed away.

Phanuel Mubaira, Mt Darwin 19 May He and other six MDC supporters were abducted and taken to Sanye Base on May 18. They were assaulted through the night and released the following day on the 19th. On their way Phanuel passed out and died before reaching home.

Edna Lunga, Kwekwe 11 April She was abducted and assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths at Chiguwune Shopping Centre on April 11. They locked her in a room at the shopping centre and made a fire outside. They then started burning her with plastic all over the body and in the mouth; she died during the torture and was carried to her home, where his husband was ordered to bury her immediately.

Marera (teacher), Mutoko 15 April He was a teacher at Chimurenga School. He was abducted on the night of April 15, by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and some army members, and he was beaten to death soon after abduction.

Wiseman Tapera, Mutoko 08 April He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war vets on April 8 at Kanye Shopping centre in Mutoko. He was badly injured and died shortly after the assault on the same day.

Lever Katsande, Mudzi 27 April He was abducted and beaten to death by suspected Zanu (PF) members

Gibson Nyandoro, Zvimba (Norton) May Was abducted and later found dead.

Mariseni Kasambarare, UMP 13 May Killed by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters

Norman Mabhoyi, UMP 28 May Killed by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters

Matonganhau, Mutoko 20 May Killed by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters

Tafadzwa Meza, Mudzi 01 June He was driving his fathers lorry in the evening and was followed by people in a blue truck. They shot him whilst driving but did not die. He continued driving and he took a side road into a bush and they followed him. His companions jumped of the lorry and ran away but Tafadzwa was injured and could not run, so he was just able to get out from the lorry and hide in the bush. When the murderers got to the lorry they set it on fire and thats when they saw him hiding, they took him away and was found dead the following morning. His body dumped at Nyadire river in Nyamanyora area.

Washington Nyanga, Zaka04 June They were at the MDC offices at Jerera growth point, where they were sleeping. Suspected soldiers came at around 3.am and attacked the offices. They fired guns into the small building and then poured petrol inside and outside the building and set it alight. He died inside the building.

Chrison Mbano, Zaka 04 June They were at the MDC office at Jerera growth point, where they were sleeping. Suspected soldiers came at around 3.am and attacked the offices. They fired guns into the small building and then poured petrol inside and outside the building and set it alight. He died inside the building.

Owen Hativagone, Marondera 16 May Was abducted by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters. They tied and suspended a brick to his testicles for two days after which he passed out and died.

Shepard Cheu Mutoko, 03 June He was the headmaster of Katsukunye School who was abducted and found dead after three days. His body was dumped at Rukanda shops near Mutoko centre. His genital had been removed.

Bloke Kanyemba, Harare 5 June He was abducted by suspected Chipangano Zanu (PF) gang in Mbare. They assaulted him at their office in Magamba and it is reported that after the assault his body was found dumped along Mukuvisi river

Mabika Mudzinga, Bikita June 09 He and Leonard Mhete of chigumisirwa village in Bikita East were murdered by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters as they tried to defend attacks from this group at their homesteads.

Daniel Nhende, Harare 08 June Was taken by suspected Zanu (PF) youths from his home and they assaulted him until he died.

Delite Mushonga, Harare 08 June Was beaten up by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters and suffered brain damage he died in hospital a day later

Farai Gambe, Rusape 15 June He was shot by a suspected soldier at close range because he was an MDC member

Dadirai Chipiro, Mhondoro 8 June A suspected Zanu (PF) gang came to her home looking for her husband Chipiro, who is an MDC activist and chairperson for the area. When they did not find him they then started beating her, chopping off her hand and both feet. They threw her inside her hut and set it alight using a petrol bomb. She was burnt to death.

Simba Chikova, Zaka 13 June Was taken by Zanu (PF) from his home taken to their base where he was assaulted until he died they dumped the body near his school

Elliot Machipisa ZESN observer, Hurungwe 17 June Was attacked by suspected Zanu pf youths at his home. They dragged him to a bush near his homestead and killed him there

Morgan Chishamba, Harare 19 June He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in Waterfalls. He sustained serious injuries and died the following day in hospital

Sophia Chingozho, Buhera 19 June Was beaten whilst attending a relatives funeral in Buhera. Accused of being from Harare. Later died in hospital.

Abigail Chiroto, Harare 19 June She was the wife of the Mayor elect. She was abducted with her 4 year old child from their home. The child was dumped at Borrowdale Police Station. The body was dumped in Hatcliffe.

Mutombeni Douglas, Masvingo 19 June Was abducted and his body found dumped the following day.

Simbarashe Chikomba, Masvingo 19 June He was attacked at his home by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in the Eagles Nest area on night 25 June and he died.

Tinos Makwanya, Masvingo 19 June Was abducted and his body was found dumped the following day

Kenias Dube, Masvingo 19 June Was abducted and his body was found dumped the following day

Stanford mapuranga, Masvingo 19 June Was abducted and his body was found dumped the following day

Simba Magetsi, Gokwe 19 June He was taken at gun point from his home; his body was discovered close to his home the following morning.

John Luke, Gokwe 19 June He was taken at gun point from his home, his body was discovered close to his home the following morning.

Yuanta Jenti, Chitungwiza 19 June He was in a group staying at MDC councillor elect Chipiyos house guarding it when they were attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and they managed to repel them. The suspected Zanu (PF) youths came back accompanied by suspected state agents with vehicles and guns. They took the MDC youths at gun point and their bodies were found dead the following morning.

Archford Chipiyo, Chitungwiza 19 June He was in a group staying at MDC councillor elect Chipiyos house guarding it. They were attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and managed to repel them. They came back accompanied by suspected state agents with vehicles and guns. They took the MDC youths at gun point and their bodies were found dead the following morning.

Ngoni Knight, Chitungwiza 19 June He was in a group staying at MDC councillor elect Chipiyos house guarding it. They were attacked by Zanu (PF) youths and managed to repel them. They came back accompanied by state agents with vehicles and guns. They took the MDC youths at gun point and their bodies were found dead the following morning.

Tyson, Chitungwiza 19 June He was in a group staying at MDC councillor elect Chipiyos house guarding it. They were attacked by Zanu (PF) youths and managed to repel them. They came back accompanied by state agents with vehicles and guns. They took the MDC youths at gun point and their bodies were found dead the following morning.

Gibs Chironga, Mazowe 20 June Was shot by suspected Zanu (PF) militia at his home

Madamombe, Mazowe 20 June Was shot by suspected Zanu (PF) militia at his home on

Stanley Mapuranga, Mwenezi 23 June He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters in trucks, who were celebrating Tsvangirais withdrawal from the presidential run-off. He was beaten by these mobs at Maranda village

John Dube, Mwenezi 23 June He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters in trucks, who were celebrating Tsvangirais withdrawal from the presidential run-off. He was beaten by these mobs at Maranda village

Robert Ziyengwa, Makoni 25 June Ziyengwa and wife were assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths who were accompanied by suspected state security agents from Rusape. They all died during the assault.

Mrs. Ziyengwa(wife of Robert), Makoni 25 June Ziyengwa and wife were assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths who were accompanied by suspected state security agents from Rusape. They all died during the assault.

Masitafundikera Gumura, Makoni 25 June Gumura was attacked at his home by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in the eagles nest area on night 25 June and he died

Aquiline Sanzvengwa gumura,Makoni 28 June Mrs. Gumura was also assaulted the same night as her husband. She was admitted to Rusape general hospital where she died because of the injuries.

Sandors Mandizha, Makoni 25 June Sandors Mandizha was assaulted by a gang of suspected Zanu (PF) and CIO members. He died during the attack.

Taurai Zimbodza , Makoni 27 June They were attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters and some suspected state agents. The suspected Zanu (PF) supporters used barbed wire to pull Taurais intestines out and he died instantly. Two of his brothers Abel and Stanly were seriously injured.

Frances Phiri , Mashava July He was beaten to death by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters at the mine compound and these suspected Zanu (PF) militia are reported to have come from the rural areas of Chivi.

Daniel Gumbo , Gokwe July Suspected local Zanu (PF) youths attacked Daniel at his home and beat him to death.

Dickson Sibanda , Buhera 3 July Murdered by suspected armed war veterans and youths militia at 2200hrs at his home. He had paid a goat as a fine for supporting the MDC and had earlier on during the day paid a goat as a fine for supporting the MDC.

Maxwell Machasi , Buhera 6 July Murdered by suspected armed war veterans and Zanu (PF) youths in Mararakuenda village Chief Nyashanu

Joshua Bakacheza , Harare 25 June Abducted by suspected state agents on 25 June , whilst transporting the widow of Tonderai Ndira from Mabvuku to a safe place. He was found dead ten days later at a farm outside Harare.

Irene Runzirwai , Harare 7 July Died in hospital in Harare from injuries sustained after she had been assaulted, raped and thrown in a big fire. She sustained 30% burns

Alex Kazembe , Makoni 6 July Alex died at Dekeya village after severe assaults by suspected Zanu (PF) youths at Nyazura river

Method Chabuka, Makoni 06 July He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youth on the 26 June. He lost a lot of blood and died from the injuries.

Gift Mutsvungunu, Harare 12 July His body was found decomposing in Kuwadzanas Harare suburb. He was reported missing on July 12 after he had been abducted by suspected State security agents in army uniform.

Livingstone Dzenga, UMP July He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and militia and he was admitted into hospital where he died a few days later.

Zvidzai Mapurisa, Masvingo 24 April He was murdered by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and militia at his home at around 12 midnight at village 21 Gunikuni area, Masvingo

Solomon Bote, Makoni 17 April He was beaten to death by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and militia in ward 22 Musikavanu village

Clemence Dube, Shuringwi 28 April He was a polling agent during the March 29 election. He was beaten to death by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and supporters

Gilbert Nyagupe, Mudzi 27 April Was axed to death by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and militia at Nyagupe village

David Machiwa Mapuranga, Mazowe 05 May They were beaten to death by men in army uniform allegedly led by Major Kairo Mhandu and Major Maravadza

Arthur Matombo , Mazowe 05 May They were beaten to death by men in army uniform allegedly led by Major Kairo Mhandu and Major Maravadza

Partson Mudzuramhende, Mazowe 05 May They were beaten to death by men in army uniform allegedly led by Major Kairo Mhandu and Major Maravadza

Jeff Jemedze, Mazowe 05 May They were beaten to death by men in army uniform allegedly led by Major Kairo Mhandu and Major Maravadza

Tonderai Zireni (3 years old), Mutare 08 May Was burnt to death after suspected Zanu (PF) youths set fire on the hut in which he was sleeping, in Zimunya Mutare.

Isaac Danda, Gokwe 08 May He was stabbed to death by suspected Zanu (PF) youths allegedly led by Major Moyo at Nembudziya.

Musafare Mudimu, UMP 10 May He was assaulted to death by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in Uzumba

Karombe Benson Chipungu, UMP 10 May He was beaten to death by suspected Zanu (PF) youth in UMP

R. Gomwe, Gokwe 10 May He was struck by an axe leading to his death at Nembudziya in Gokwe by a group allegedly led by Major Moyo

Ruth Mushayahembe, UMP 10 May She was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths.

Sam Kahari, Shamva 11 May He was dragged out of his bed at his home while asleep by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war veterans who then assaulted him leading to his death that same day.

Remember Kanyembe, Mazowe 11 May He was abducted by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters. They allegedly poisoned him, leading to his death.

Brighton Mufuriro, Mt Darwin 12 May Was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war vets at his home. He was heavily assaulted before they took him to their base were he was subjected to further heavy beating and torture. He died soon after.

Sairiro Kamufuta, Mt Darwin 13 May Was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war vets at his home. He was heavily assaulted before they took him to their base were he was subjected to further heavy beating and torture. He died soon after.

Choukuse Nyoka Mubango, Buhera 17 May He was axed to death by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters, in full view of his wife and five children. A truck used by Zanu (PF)s losing MP Joseph Chinotimba was allegedly used in the attack

Tafirenyika Kapfudza, UMP 21 May A head man in Sanzu village was murdered by suspected Zanu (PF) militia Douglas Muitesa and Costain Musariri

Kidwell, Shamva 27 May He was assaulted in front of his wife Lucia Mukaru and three children and sustained life threatening injuries

Leonard Mhete , Bikita 11 June He was murdered by suspected Zanu (PF) hooligans as they tried to defend attacks from the group at his homestead

Tiziro Moyo , Masvingo 11 June Was murdered by a group of suspected Zanu (PF) supporters during the night

Mirai Zvidzai, Masvingo 11 June Was murdered by a group of suspected Zanu (PF) supporters during the night

Chenjerai Kahari, Bindura 11 June Was shot dead at 7 pm by suspected Zanu (PF) militia, who had mistaken him for his brother, who is an MDC councillor in the area

Roderick Mukova, Masvingo 11 June He died from injuries he sustained following an attack from suspected Zanu (PF) thugs

Kennias Artwell Bvekerwa, Chipinge 13 June Was severely attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) thugs allegedly led by one Chikumba. The attack led to his death at Mapfumise Secondary school in the Clearwater area

Francis Zihwihwi, Gutu 21 June Was shot to death allegedly by Madamombe the Husband to Zanu pf politician Shuvai Mahofa who is the losing candidate for Gutu South.

Singende, Gutu 21 June He was taken from his home in Masvingise village in Gutu by a group of suspected Zanu (PF) militia and was taken to their base where it is said that they pulled his testicles until he died.

Godfrey Mashaka, Mhondoro 21 June He was abducted by suspected Zanu (PF) militia and taken to their base in Gudo growth point where they beat him to death. It is alleged that Forbes Mhembere and Beauty Kunaka led the militia.

Chrispen Chijeke, Murehwa 27 June He was murdered at his homestead by a group of suspected Zanu (PF) thugs. He died on the spot in front of his family.

Darlington Chingombe, Chirumanzu 27 June He died from injuries he sustained from severe beatings on the hands of suspected Zanu (PF) thugs.

Gift Tavengwa, Chiweshe 30 June He was beaten by suspected Zanu (PF) militia in front of his family

Hama Chironga, Chiweshe 30 June He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) thugs and died

Nguwani Madamombe, Headlands 30 June He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) thugs, and he died after suffering from brain damage.

Taurai Kamuchira, Headlands 30 June He was beaten by suspected Zanu (PF) militia in front of his family

Kudakwashe Majongosi, Chirumanzu 30 June He was murdered by men allegedly driving an army vehicle.

Lewis Musiwa, Chiweshe Died from injuries after attacks by suspected Zanu (PF) youths militia

Hama Ngawani, Chiweshe 02 July Died from injuries after attacks by suspected Zanu (PF) youths militia

Tawenga Gibbs, Chiweshe 30 June Died from injuries after attacks by suspected Zanu (PF) youths militia

Munoda Mushaike, Guruve 02 July He was beaten by suspected Zanu (PF) militia in front of his family

Amos moyounotsva, Chitungwiza 02 July He was beaten by suspected Zanu (PF) militia in Chitungwiza

Maxwell Marangwenda, Buhera 05 July He was beaten by suspected Zanu (PF) militia at Bika school in Buhera

Takawira Muzondiwa , Mberengwa 05 July He was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) thugs, and he died after suffering from brain damage in hospital.

Mark Chiraradza, Mt Darwin 05 July He was beaten with logs and sticks and he died on the spot

Cripen Chomusoro Chigaga, Mhondoro 05 July He died after he was beaten on the 22 June

Reuben mute we, Buhera 05 July He was allegedly assaulted by paratroopers Patrick Chimbare, Funny Mambare and Enos Chimbare.

Gwindiri mutadza, Mudzi 08 July Gwindiri was allegedly assaulted by Peter Nyakuba and Aquiline Katsande.

Manomano Ndahwi, Gokwe 28 June He was taken by suspected Zanu (PF) youths on 27 June around 6pm from his home. Three men with wood logs took him to the village cemetery where a group of more than twenty other suspected Zanu (PF) youths assaulted him all over the body. They took his body to his home and dumped it on his bed. And stole his property that included 800 kgs of maize grain. His wife Eustina and their son escaped and where not hammed.

Emmanuel Nyapfungwe, Buhera 20 July They were abducted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) allegedly led by Col Mzlikazi and other suspected army members. They were taken to Murambinda base where they were assaulted until they all died.

Chris Makanyisa, Buhera 20 July They were abducted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) allegedly led by Col Mzlikazi and other suspected army members. They were taken to Murambinda base where they were assaulted until they all died.

Albert Masuku, Buhera 20 July They were abducted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) allegedly led by Col Mzlikazi and other suspected army members. They were taken to Murambinda base where they were assaulted until they all died.

Trymore Sabira, Buhera 20 July They were abducted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) allegedly led by Col Mzlikazi and other suspected army members. They were taken to Murambinda base where they were assaulted until they all died.

Pepukai Maangira, Buhera 20 July They were abducted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) allegedly led by Col Mzlikazi and other suspected army members. They were taken to Murambinda base where they were assaulted until they all died.

Phenias Chirozva, Buhera 20 July They were abducted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) allegedly led by Col Mzlikazi and other suspected army members. They were taken to Murambinda base where they were assaulted until they all died.

Kingswell Muteta, Mudzi 25 July He was a serving member of the ZRP based in Harare. His mother-in-law passed away after being assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in Mudzi in May . When he thought the situation had normalised he went to Mudzi to convey his condolences. His mother had previously been assaulted by the same gang for attending her sons in-laws funeral. He was accused of going to an enemys home and about twenty suspected militia abducted him and was taken to Chimukoko base where he was assaulted. He was taken to Kotwa hospital on 18 July and was subsequently transferred to Harare where he died on the 25th of July at the Avenues Clinic.

Fungisai Ziome, Glendale 26 July She was taken from home by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters on the 23rd July , her mutilated body was found in the area on 26 July

David Kundishora, Marondera 07 July They were forced to drink poison allegedly by colonel Muchanganya and they died at the base

Nyarai Kundishora, Marondera 07 July They were forced to drink poison allegedly by colonel Muchanganya and they died at the base

Runyararo Mugauri, Harare 09 August She was attacked by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in July and was admitted to hospital, she never recovered from the injuries.

Calisto Tsvangirai Gokwe 09 August Died from injuries after attacks by suspected Zanu (PF) youths militia

Martha Tembedze, Marondera 23 August Martha was badly assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters and some suspected state agents before the June 27 election at village 17 Twoboy resettlement area in svosve Marondera East. She was dumped in a dam when they thought she was dead. She, however, was rescued and survived. She has been nursing the wounds for quite some time and unfortunately succumbed to the injuries on the 23 august

Maridha Mazambara, Bikita June The two people Maridha and Joseph were MDC activists. Their luck ran out when they were captured by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and State agents in the Makonde Mountains and dragged to Chikuku township torture base where they were assaulted until they died

Joseph Madondo, Bikita June The two people Maridha and Joseph were MDC activists. Their luck ran out when they were captured by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and State agents in the Makonde Mountains and dragged to Chi kuku township torture base where they were assaulted until they died

Maxwell Magoche Ongodiwa, Hurungwe 06 August He was assaulted during the campaign for the June 27, election. The people suspected to have attacked him are L Chikede, A Binda, C Chatyora, N Marumahoko and N Ndlovu. Maxwell sustained a fractured rib that punctured his liver he succumbed to the wounds and died on August 6, .

Anna Chetse, Marondera 14 August She was poisoned in Marondera at a suspected Zanu (PF) base in May . she was admitted in hospital were she remained until she died

Justice Gundumura, Chimanimani 28 August Was shot on the leg in June and had the leg amputated. He was detained at Mutare remand prison on his discharged from hospital. He died in prison on 16 August .

Ennet Chiremba, Buhera 16 August Ennet Chiremba (78) was allegedly brutally attacked by Amon Chamahwinya and Philip Gundumwa August .

Chokuse Mupango, Buhera 16 April Chokuse Mupango was killed on 16 April by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters and state agents. His body was taken to Birchnough bridge mortuary for a post mortem. It stayed for four months, police from Mutiusinazita station ordered his relative to dig gravy for him on 15 august . The police took his body for burial. He was buried on arrival. Only his wife and children were allowed to attend his burial

Marita Mazungu, Gokwe Marita was assaulted by a group suspected to be Zanu (PF) and was badly injured. She was taken to Gokwe hospital the same day but the doctors there refused to treat her and she went back home and died two weeks later.

Maggie Chidhakwa, Mutoko Maggie Chidhakwa was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths and war vets in Mutoko on May 24. She incurred body and head injuries and was admitted to hospital on May 24 and spent three months receiving treatment, nursing fractured legs. She unfortunately started losing memory due to her severe head injuries and passed away on 9 September .

Titues Goho, Muzarabani 18 June Titus was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths at his home whilst his wife and children watched. He died on the spot as a result of the heavy assault. His wife was also assaulted and suffered severe injuries she was in hospital for about three months.

Gono Karuru, Hurungwe 18 June He was assaulted and died from the injuries sustained. He was allegedly assaulted by Jawet Kazangara, Peter Madamombe, (ZNA) and Madhuveko (DEO)

Chamba (Mr. ) , Gutu 18 June Was killed by suspected state agents on 18 June

Chirairo (Mr.), Gutu 17 June Chiraro was killed by suspected Zanu (PF) youths accompanied by suspected army members on 17 June in ward 27 Nemakonde areas, Gutu.

Chahamba (Mr.), Gutu 18 June Was killed by state agents on 18 June

Fischer Chitese, Mt Darwin 13 May He was attacked at his home by a mob of suspected Zanu (PF) supporters organized and funded allegedly by Xavier Kasukuwere. After thoroughly assaulting him they dragged him to their base where he was subjected to further assaults and torture. He died on his way home from the base.

Catharine Makwenjere, Masvingo rural 29 April Suspected Zanu (PF) supporters accompanied by suspected members of the army approached Catharine at her home and asked her why she had voted for the MDC. They assaulted her heavily with booted feet and all sort of weapons. Villagers took her to Morgenster Hospital but unfortunately died on arrival.

Moses Mpezeni, Mutoko 02 June He was abducted on June 1 by suspected Zanu (PF) youths. They severely assaulted him at his home and he fainted they then dragged him to a local borehole, where they poured enough water to resuscitate him. They took him to their base after a thorough beating at the borehole. They continued to beat him at Domborinembiri school where they finally killed him. They kept the body for two days before handing over to the relatives for burial.

Lameck Chido Gokwe North He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) militia in June .Was badly injured and succumbed to the injuries in October.

Biggie Chikazamba, Gokwe North 21 October He died as a result of attacks by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in late before 27 June

Simon Ngaaone Maunganidze, Chipinge 30 October He was a fairly old man who was beaten by suspected Zanu (PF) youths in May .He was initially admitted in hospital and he never fully recovered from the wounds. He finally died in October.

Edward Pfukwa, Murehwa 17 June He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths on the night of 17 June at his home in Murehwa south. He died during the assault, and a suspected local Zanu (PF) councillor ordered the people not to bury him. He was only buried on the 26th of June

Eliphas Mutombeni, Zvishavani 14 June He was assaulted by suspected Zanu (PF) youths at his home whilst his wife and children watched he died on the spot as a result of the heavy assault. His wife was also assaulted and suffered severe injuries. She was in hospital for about three months.

Francis Chuma, Matombo 28 April War vets and Zanu (PF) youths raided his home in the early hours of the day. They assaulted him using hands and booted feet and other weapons. He died during the assault.

Davison Mandebvu, Gokwe 25 October Davison was heavily assaulted by a suspected Zanu (PF) activist known as Ushe on 24 June Ushe attacked Davison using booted feet and fists until Davison collapsed though he was taken to hospital he died on October 25 . He was buried in Zvishavani.

Alloys Chandisareva, Murehwa 8 November He was an MDC Councillor in ward 16 Murehwa district. A group of unknown men allegedly accompanied by state agents surrounded his home at night and then pulled him out of his house and started assaulting him. His body was found mutilated the following morning.

Felix Gwafa, Gutu December He was a UZ student who was allegedly poisoned at the funeral of Mukudzei Madondo, his relatives alleges his beer was laced with poison by a suspected Zanu (PF) activist called Chitofu.

Leonard Mhete, Bikita 11 June He was murdered by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters as he tried to defend attacks from the group at his homestead.

Laison Nyndoro, Mt Darwin He was assaulted allegedly by Denis chipiro, Godfrey Karachi, Edmore Kadowa and Jeke Foki Reported in Bindura

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Imprisoned in their homes

In ward 11 Chure village, three years after the signing of the Global Political Agreement, survivors of political violence are still living in captivity.

27.07.1111:42am  .the zimbabwean.co.uk

 
Martha Matashu (not real name) lost her husband to political violence on 29 May 2008 when he was assaulted at his home. Three days before the assault, Matashu’s husband had been severely assaulted at a base at Kachombo business centre where he and his wife were forced to surrender their MDC membership.Three years later on, in a Zimbabwe which celebrated 31 years of independence from colonialism, Matashu cannot leave her home, receive visitors or make any contact with people without informing the Zanu (PF) ward chairman of her movements.

18 people were killed in Uzumba, Maramba and Pfungwe during the 2008 election violence. Horrendous narratives of brutality were mainly reported in Pfungwe. An assessment by Heal Zimbabwe revealed that the communities are still in a state of hostage and the high sounding wishes and promises contained in the Global Political Agreement remain a pipe dream. It is not a coincidence that the notorious army General, Douglas Nyikayaramba and the dreaded Zimbabwe Prisons Commissioner Paradzai Zimondi hail from this part of Zimbabwe.

Two women, Grace Chari and Stella Karimatsande were gruesomely murdered in Uzumba and Pfungwe respectively when the perpetrators failed to locate their husbands. These gruesome acts were also reported in other areas where women were used as bait to get to the husband. Close to ten women were allegedly sexually harassed by a member of the uniformed force identified as Claudius Mashoko who was stationed in Pfungwe under the Maguta project. In spite of the undertaking by Government through article xviii of the Global Political Agreement to expedite the prosecution of perpetrators of violence, Claudius Mashoko is yet to face prosecution and the survivors of the violence continue to face further harassment.

Villagers in the strictest confidence and most secretive of disclosures narrate how in Pfungwe at one of the bases close to Museka primary school everyone was forced to attend the night vigils with suspected MDC supporters being assaulted in front of everyone as a way of “teaching them a lesson”.

Can elections be possible under these conditions? With communities so traumatized, can they freely participate in an election and celebrate the freedom and independence to elect leaders of their choice? Can we not change the mentality of our leaders and their political parties to realize that power resides in the ordinary citizens of this country?

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2 responses to “Victims of political genocide in 2008 all named

  1. austain zhanota

    December 23, 2011 at 10:07 am

    It is so painful to know that some of our friends and relatives perish during the 2008 elections and nothing was done to bring the perpetrators to book. Some are happy because of that but our memories will never die.Zororai zvakanaka,Rest In Peace,Lalani Ngokhuthula

     

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