ZANU-PF leaders assembled in Bulawayo and marched to City Hall

16 November 2001   Zimbabwe

On this day in 2001, war veterans and ZANU-PF leaders assembled in Bulawayo and marched to City Hall under police escort and armed with axes, sticks and sjamboks. Along the way bystanders were targeted for violent attack, especially whites. One old woman had her windscreen smashed and was beaten. She later had to have glass surgically removed from her eye. School children were also attacked. The police took no action to stop the violence. At City Hall the marchers assembled to hear brief speeches against ‘terrorism’ from the march leaders. It was noted that ZANU-PF members of the City Council had not parked their cars at City Hall that morning, suggesting that the attack was premeditated.



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