Monday, July 25, 2005

Zimbabwe Government's Clampdown on Opposition Continues

The latest victim of 81 year old President Mugabe's tyranny is the Mayor of Mutare, Joseph Kagurabadza, a member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), today's Zimdaily reports.

The Mayor's crime was to show a UN envoy some of the results of Operation Murambatsvina, the cynically-named "clean-up" in which thousands of Zimbabweans' houses were bulldozed away, leaving them homeless. Operation Murambatsvina especially targetted areas where opposition to Mugabe is strong. The UN envoy's report, needless to say, was damning about Operation Murambatsvina.

The Mayor of Mutare was admonished by Mugabe's Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development, Ignatius Chombo. Chombo said that Kagurabadza was "an unpatriotic mayor who was happy with seeing the people of Mutare staying in illegal structures."

Although there have been reports about infighting within the MDC, opposition to Mugabe remains firm. Zimdaily continues to report on the instability and panic gripping Mugabe's regime, which has passed a series of repressive acts, such as the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) to retain control of the country.

Link to Zimdaily:Zimbabwes Biggest Daily Online Newspaper - Chombo Fires Mutare Mayor Over UN Report Zimbabwe News,Zimdaily,Zimbabwe,Zimbabwe Daily,Mugabe

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