Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Opposition claims Mugabe hiring hit sqads

ZIMBABWE'S President Robert Mugabe is using "hit squads" to crack down on opposition politicians and activists, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai said in an interview published today.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Tsvangirai said: "Instead of random beatings at police stations, (Mugabe) is now using hit squads, unidentified men, unidentified vehicles."...

"Mugabe is a violent man and he doesn't hide it, especially where his power is threatened ... No excuses, no regrets, the defiance epitomises his attitude."

The country's Security Minister Didymus Mutasa, however, denied Mr Tsvangirai's allegations, saying bluntly: "It is a flat lie."

"He and his group are the people who started the whole process in defiance of the government's order not to hold a rally at a specific place," Mutasa was quoted by the Telegraph as saying.

Opposition to 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence in 1980, has been steadily mounting amid an economic meltdown with inflation standing at 1730 percent and four out of five people out of work.


I am worried about Mugabe's goons (i.e. the youth militia) but tell you the truth, if Mugabe wanted them dead, they'd be if he's hiring hit squads, he needs lessons from here...

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