‘The Savagery Must Stop’, Nigel Chanakira Comments On Military Crackdown

Prominent Zimbabwean entrepreneur and former Zimbabwe Investment Authority chairman, Nigel Chanakira, has castigated Zimbabwe’s leadership for the ongoing crackdown on civilians by the military and police.

In a message on social media today, Chanakira wondered if Zimbabwe’s leaders are driven by “pure evil”. Chanakira posted pictures of battered individuals who are nursing their wounds at medical centers, and said he has received several reports from credible people, some of whom are victims themselves.

He asked that the savage crackdown be stopped.

Said Chanakira:

I’m perplexed by the cognitive dissonance, optic ignorance, echo chamber or pure evil that Zimbabwe’s leaders live in. I have four reports from known credible people who have either been victims themselves or witnessed savage beatings of innocent people recently. STOP IT!!

The violent campaign by the military and police started last week after the 14 January protests and has not stopped despite assurances by the President that it is not acceptable. At least 12 deaths have been recorded. This week, reports have emerged that soldiers are also raping women and young girls as part of the crackdown.

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Nigel Chanakira is a Zimbabwean business mogul, philanthropist and the founder of Kingdom Bank. The bank rose from humble beginnings to a leading indigenous financial services group before his exit. His efforts continue to be recognised as he had been awarded more than 17 local... Read More About Nigel Chanakira

The January 2019 Protests was civil unrest and riots that occurred in Zimbabwe and the violent response from the government from 14 to 16 January 2019. There are different figures provided on the number of people that died but a common figure is 5, most... Read More About January 2019 Protests

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