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Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 19:15:45 -0700
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Hi everyone,

The attached photograph is very tame compared to some I have seen of ZANU-PF's handiwork.

For those not familiar, the CIO is the Central Intelligence Organisation, a branch of the supposedly independent, but much criticised police. Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has recently described their behaviour as being similar to that of the ZANU-PF youth league. Chimanimani is located in the eastern part of Zimbabwe on the border with Mozambique. I remember spending Christmases there as a child -- it all seems so long ago and so far away now.


The attached photograph was taken at about 1130 am on Friday, 19th May, 2000 in the grounds of the Chimanimani police station.

This man, Fradrick, was abducted at gun point on the night of Thursday, 18th May, man handled and driven in a vehicle stolen from the farm belonging to Roy Bennett, which is occupied by "war vets". At the farm he was beaten in the presence of the area chief of the CIO until he renounced MDC and promised to support ZANU-PF. He was then given a programme to support ZANU and taken back to Chimanimani.

On Friday, 19th May he reported the assault to the police. When this photograph was taken I was told by a "war vet", who I can identify, that should it be published he and I would be killed. We also have a recorded video tape of the aforementioned person relating the beating incident

R. Whitehead

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Photographic Evidence of ZANU-PF Election Tactics.

Photographic Evidence of ZANU-PF Election Tactics.