Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More flee Mugabe's terror mobs

from the UK Telegraph

Mobs loyal to President Robert Mugabe have forced about 3,000 refugees to flee their homes as a national terror campaign gathers pace across Zimbabwe.

Gangs from the ruling Zanu-PF party are ranging across rural Zimbabwe, hunting down supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Their victims are fleeing into the capital, Harare, seeking safety and treatment....

Tafadzwa Chinogure, 32, who has no connection to the MDC save that he voted for them, was attacked in his village along with most of his 40 neighbours last week.

"They took 11 bags of groundnuts, all my groundnuts, all my clothes. They beat my wife too and she is here in hospital. The children, Knowledge and Rosemary, are with their grandmother at home."

The regime yesterday announced a three-day delay in the partial recount of the disputed election in 23 seats. The MDC said the authorities were tampering with tally sheets and ballot boxes.

Last week, The Daily Telegraph disclosed that Mr Mugabe planned to secure re-election by using a national network of "command centres" to wage a terror campaign. The effects are now being felt across Zimbabwe.

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