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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 were announced.

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.



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