There is no doubt that the abductions and violence currently taking place are State-sanctioned. Below are some of the violent incidents and murders that have been committed, even while high profile meetings were taking place. The facts below put paid to statements by officials in Mnangagwa’s administration that the Zanu PF government’s hands are clean.
The ED regime cannot claim that the following events were choreographed and that a Third Force was responsible.
1. August 1 violence
The August 1 violence and murders were the handiwork of the State and not some purported Third Force.
2. January 2019 disturbances
The January 2019 murders and violence therefore were perpetrated not by a Third Force but by the State.
3. Cephas Magura’s murder while a SADC summit was taking place
Magura was brutally murdered by Zanu PF thugs during a high profile regional summit and this was no Third Force.
4. The abduction and assault of Hon. Nelson Chamisa at the Harare International airport
Can someone tell us this was Third Force?
5.The brutal assault of President Morgan Tsvangirai and other leaders inside a police station
Can he tell us that it was a Third Force that was wearing police uniforms inside Machipisa police station in Highfield on that day?
6. The murder of Gift Tandare and the seizure of his body
Could this have been a Third Force?
7. The abduction and murder of Tonderai Ndira
Was this a Third Force? How come this purported Third Force is so powerful that none of its members is ever arrested?
8. The abduction of Jestina Mukoko
It was government which compensated her for abduction and torture, not some amorphous Third Force.
9. The abduction and murder of Joshua Bakacheza
Was this the work of a Third Force?
Zanu PF must explain the current murders and enforced disappearances.
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