A statement from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) today says security forces carried out raids on residents in Mabvku and Chitungwiza overnight. ZHLR says it received reports from more than 15 people, of raids carried out as late as 11PM on 14 January and 2AM on 15 January.
Said part of the statement:
At about 2300 hours, on 14 January 2019, police and army officers randomly carried out door-to-door raids around Mabvuku high-density suburb. During these raids, uniformed members of the police and army forced entry into homes by breaking doors and windows. Having gained access, they proceeded to randomly assault some occupants and in some instances forced residents out of their homes.
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Some of the targeted residents were those with houses near barricades placed on roads. The residents were forced to remove the barricades (rocks and stones lined in the roads) and were severely assaulted in the process. As at 0200 hours, on 15 January 2019, ZLHR continued to receive further reports that this illegal operation was still ongoing. At least more than fifteen (15) people have reached out to confirm these attacks. Similar reports have been received from Chitungwiza.
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