Report prepared by the Research & Advocacy Unit (RAU)
Source: Conflict or Collapse? Zimbabwe in 2016 – The Zimbabwean 06/06/2016
1. Executive Summary Violence has been woven through the intricate fabric of Zimbabwe‘s political history in various forms which include murder, beatings, rape, death threats, abductions, arbitrary arrests, torture, forced displacement, property damage, harassment, intimidation and terrorisation. It has been used as the weapon of choice by the governments in power since the declaration of UDI in 1966 through to post Independent Zimbabwe as a measure to ensure retention of power at all costs.