Mugwenhi (Of OAUS) brutally assaulted and dumped PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 February 2015 14:26

Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS) member Jerimos Mugwenhi, who went missing earlier on, has been released after a session of brutal assault by security agents, right at Zimbabwe Parliament, and in blatant violent of his constitutionally guaranteed rights. 


Mugwenhi has said that 'They were about seven and took turns to assault me, using fists, claps as well as sjamboks, all over the body. They were forcing me to reveal details about OAUS, our leader Itai Dzamara and who is funding us.' 


After the assailants spent close to an hour beating Mugwenhi, they then took him to Harare Central Police Station where he was briefly interrogated and had his details taken, before being ordered to leave. 


No charges were laid against him.


Mugwenhi was grabbed, mafia-style, by a group of state agents during an OAUS whistling protest after the House had adjourned today's session.


Dzamara has said: 'If Robert Mugabe really thinks that he can salvage his legacy through such barbarism and stone-age abuse of human rights, then he is a huge shame and embarrassment. How does a whole chair of the region preside over such wanton abuse of rights? We are staging peaceful demonstrations and have been daring the state to arrest and charge us if we are breaking any law. This propensity to violence and brutality has blighted Mugabe's long tenure in office and, apparently, brought a lot of trouble onto the entire nation. We cannot tolerate this any longer.'


Tendai Kwari, OAUS UK


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