MDC: 14 hurt at Zimbabwe memorial

2011-04-07 17:24

Harare - The MDC says 14 people were hurt after youths attacked scores of mourners at a memorial service.

The ceremony was being held on Wednesday to remember four party activists who were slain in election violence in 2008.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai led the unveiling of tombstones, an African tradition of remembrance often long after death.

His party says that after Tsvangirai left the cemetery, youths attacked scores of mourners and police fired tear gas and baton-charged the gathering. Three people were hospitalized.

The disputed 2008 poll forced longtime President Robert Mugabe to join a troubled coalition with Tsvangirai's party.

  • Wow! - 2011-04-07 18:09

    These ZANU-PF bastards need to be brought to book. Their control of the Police force MUST cease as they utilize them for personal political agends.

  • Pencilgraffiti - 2011-04-07 18:24

    Excuse me but WHERE IS PRESIDENT ZUMA????!!! If he wants to walk around holding hands with Robert Mugabe then at times like these i want to see/hear/read about him standing up and actually either defend Mugabe's actions or stand up against him... He is partly to blame because he has supported his actions. South Africa has blood on it's hands.

  • brinjal - 2011-04-07 21:19

    The worrying part about this is that it is youths which does not bode well for the future.

  • Michael - 2011-04-07 21:34

    yawn...same old story. what would be a great story is the scores of mourners fighting back and saying enough of this!

  • JMan - 2011-04-07 22:50

    The MDC supporters should have killed the Zanu PF thugs...right there and then!

  • Janine - 2011-04-07 23:18

    Violence at a memorial service celebrating the lives of those who died violently. Oh, the irony.

  • Fortune Ngoni Mayebe - 2011-04-08 14:41

    the situation in zim is like having a neighbour who beats his wife everyday with entire community hearing the woman crying for help but carrying on with their own bussines as usual.were had the spirit of ubuntu gone to?

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