Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Mugabe's Zanu-PF 'revives terror groups'

19 September 2012, 13:17

Cape Town - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has allegedly revived terror groups it used in 2008 to intimidate political opponents, rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has said in a report.

According to Voice of America, the coalition said members of the terror groups, who usually dressed in Zanu-PF T-shirts, were moving around the country harassing people ahead of the second all-stakeholders constitutional conference and the next general election expected to be held next year.

The terror groups were cited as Chipangano in Harare, al-Shabaab in Kwekwe, Jochomondo in Hurungwe, Top Six in Chinhoyi and Jambabnja in the Maramba-Pfungwe.

Zanu-PF, however, dismissed the allegations, saying the group was trying to tarnish the party’s image.

The report comes only a month after Mugabe called for an end to violence and hostility as the county moved towards elections.

Addressing thousands during the Heroes' Day celebrations in Harare last month, the president urged all parties to show tolerance for each other. 

"If people have a difference of opinion and want to defect from one party to another, it must be respected and expressed in elections. We don't want any more violence or blood spilt," Mugabe was quoted as saying.

The last disputed elections in 2008 were marred by violence blamed mainly on Zanu-PF, and led to a power sharing coalition with the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) brokered by regional leaders.

- News24



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Mudavadi given permission to join...

Musalia Mudavadi has been ghranted permission by his party to join the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...