Category: Crime & Courts

Chikurubi prisoners run riot in protest for poor food quality

On this day in 2015, Chikurubi prisoners protested against poor food quality. The protest resulted in the death of one prisoner while eleven others including prison guards sustained injuries. Chikurubi Maximum Prison is Zimbabwe’s largest correctional facility and it houses hundreds of prisoners.

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Advocate Nelson Chamisa attacked at the airport

On this day in 2007, advocate Nelson Chamisa then MDC spokesperson was brutally assaulted by unknown men at the Harare International Airport (now Robert Gabriel Mugabe international Airport) as he was on his way to Belgium for a meeting. Chamisa sustained head injuries, his personal belongings were taken.

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Tsvangirai arrested on his way to a prayer rally

On this day in 2007, MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and other officials including his driver Nhamo Musekiwa were arrested on their way to a prayer rally organized by churches in Highfield Harare. A number of MDC supporters were also arrested and activist Gift Tandare was gunned down in a protest.

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Evan Mawarire released on bail

Pastor Evan Mawarire, was on this day released on bail on a condition that the state kept his passport. Evan Mawarire is a human rights defender who was very active between 2016 and 2017 working on exposing corrupt practices within the government of Zimbabwe. He had been arrested on 1 February upon arrival in Zimbabwe.

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Top cop Erasmus Makodza granted bail

Commisioner Erasmus Makodza was on this day granted bail, a day after being arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) on abuse of duty charges.

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Top cop Erasmus Makodza nabbed by ZACC

Matebeleland North Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commanding Officer Erasmus Makodza was on this day nabbed by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC). The policeman was being charged with criminal abuse of duty in which he influenced the ZRP to lease a ZRP owned farm to someone close to him.

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Sekuru Kaguvi surrenders himself to the Rhodesians

Sekuru Kaguvi surrenders himself to the Rhodesians after a mysterious hiding that lasted for almost a year. After surrendering himself he was executed in the following year along with Mbuya Nehanda.

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Mbuya Nehanda executed

On this day Mbuya Nehanda was executed by the Rhodesians. Mbuya Nehanda was a spirit medium who was influential in sparking the first Chimurenga.

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