Zim: MDC supporters allege attacks
05 August 2013, 14:07
Cape Town – Members of the Zimbabwe's Movement for
Democratic Change say they have been attacked by followers of President Robert
Mugabe, according to a BBC report.
The allegations come a day after official results from
Wednesday's poll gave Mugabe a seventh term in office and his Zanu-PF party
three-quarters of the seats in parliament.
Eleven people in Harare and around 20 from Mashonaland
province said they were attacked by known Zanu-PF supporters after the results
The 11 people who claimed they were attacked in a township
in the capital Harare sought refuge at the MDC party headquarters on Sunday.
Both they and those from Mashonaland province allege that
they were attacked by Zanu-PF supporters who went door-to-door ordering MDC
supporters and their families to pack their bags and leave.
An MDC spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora, said the attacks were
well planned. But a spokesperson for Zanu-PF, Psychology Maziwisa, denied his
party was attacking opponents.
The MDC warns that it may not be able to control its angry
supporters if the reports of attacks continue, our correspondent reports.