Independence buys freedom

Rape as a weapon to crush dissent: Inside Zimbabwe’s brutal crackdown

“I never imagined i would be raped by the soldiers, whom we had marched side by side in the streets in a putsch to oust former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017″


How They Did It: Digging up Zimbabwe’s Gukurahundi Massacre Dossier

It began with a tip-off from a former head of an international humanitarian organization who used to be based in Zimbabwe. There was an explosive dossier detailing heinous crimes of the Gukurahundi — a series of massacres of civilians carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army in the 1980s — and had been kept under lock and key for decades. Earlier this year, the Botswana-based INK Centre for Investigative Journalism tracked down the mystery dossier and, in July, broke the story. Here’s how we did it.


Pregnant women’s stomachs ripped open

“People should see how a baby of a dissident looks like”.
This is what soldiers of the Fifth Brigade ominously told sisters Mabel and Khethisi Moyo, whom they accused of having been impregnated by dissidents on January 22 1983.


EXCLUSIVE: Gukurahundi skeletons tumble out of the closet

AS Zimbabwe inches towards critical general elections on Monday, skeletons of Gukurahundi massacres – which remain an emotive political and electoral issue in the country – are tumbling out of the closet.


At war with the West

THE ANC has adopted as its official position a highly conspiratorial report that claims Western imperialist powers are working through opposition parties, NGOs and hash-tag campaigns such as Zuma Must Fall to force “regime change” in South Africa and other countries of the region.


Zimbabwean consumers boycott Choppies

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Zimbabwean consumers are boycotting to buy groceries in giant retail supermarkets, Choppies in protest of Vice President Phekezela Mphoko’s continued stay in a leafy hotel at the expense of the taxpayers. Choppies is a Botswana multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Gaborone.