Zimbabwe: ‘More than 900 injured’

2008-05-14 00:00

Retired South African generals investigating post-election violence in Zimbabwe have uncovered "shocking levels of state-sponsored terror", according to a report in yesterday’s Business Day. They told the paper that the violence makes any chance of a peaceful run-off election "almost impossible". The generals met government, Zanu-PF and opposition officials as well as civil society leaders. Thabo Mbeki was briefed on the team’s findings by their leader Lieutenant-General Gilbert Lebeko on his visit to Harare last week and Mbeki was reportedly "shaken" by what he was told. The final report will be given to Mbeki soon and he will decide whether to publish it.

A Zanu-PF MP is believed to have led an armed gang of 45 in an attack on Movement for Democratic Change activists, leaving four dead. Three other victims died later and at least 50 people were seriously injured.

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