Saturday 6 June 2020

MDC Youth beaten by Police on Police Floor; as ZANU PF Chinamasa says Black Lives Matter

A video surfaced on the 5th of June 2020 on Twitter @Takundatsunga that shows Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC-A) Alliance Youth Deputy Spokesperson, Womberai Nhende, lying on the floor at Harare central Police Station after allegedly being severely beaten up by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

This video was shot after the MDC-A Headquarters was taken over with alleged help from the Army and Police by MDC-T which belongs to Thokozani Khupe.

This evidence of wilful neglect of a very young man suffering after, “police brutality in Zimbabwe” (Which is common), is in stark contrast to the alleged ideals that Patrick Chinamasa was trying to portray when he was addressing media on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) on the 4th of June 2020 just a day earlier, as he and ZANU PF were trying to show that they meant to believe in Black Lives Matter.

We at Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation say, "Black Lives Matter Everywhere, Especially in Zimbabwe."

We are calling for a, Massive Peaceful Planned Mass Protest #MPPMP, to among other things show that by ZANU PF and its proxies not respecting black lives in Zimbabwe, it is affecting Zimbabweans in Zimbabwe and the treatment blacks receive in other parts of the world.  This is likely because of the likely perception that, if our country does not care for black lives, so why should other governments and their citizens.

Reports are that Womberai Nhende has been taken to hospital; however there has still not been any official report into his condition.

Why MDC Members who are of such junior rank and file, continue to be persecuted in such vast numbers by ZANU PF and its proxies is baffling.  These are young men and women, who have likely joined the MDC as a result of the corrupt mismanagement of Zimbabwe by ZANU PF.  They have come out and voiced their fundamental rights to a brighter future and are being persecuted for it.  They are also likely to have little or no effect in any real big decisions within the MDC and do not threaten anyone in ZANU PF at election time.

Some are probably just young youths with nothing to do, live in or near the city and are looking for a space to be safe from the outside cruel world, so decide to join a political party; only to then be brutally beaten up to the point of hospitalisation and the cycle continues.

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