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article imageMugabe's Reign of Harassment Continues

By Gar Swaffar     Oct 24, 2009 in World
The turmoil in Zimbabwe is far from over, and the harassment of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party continues unabated.
Despite the death of his wife in March of this year, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvagirai has rejoined the coalition government after removing a temporary leave earlier this month.
And most recently, a house used by executive members of the Prime Ministers party was raided by up to 50 Zimbabwean Police in what was supposed to be a search for weapons. One guard, his wife and sister were assaulted at the house during the raid.
The guard, Moffat Nyandure, was reportedly made to dig in the yard for five hours with his bare hands in an apparent search for buried weapons.
Secretary General of the MDC, Tendai Biti, as reported at New Zimbabwe stated
"They ransacked every room and took a bunch of valuable party material from a room occupied by our organising secretary Morgan Komichi.
In looking for news of the raid in Zimbabwe news outlets, it was missing entirely. The only Zimbabwean news sites carrying the news appeared to be based outside Zimbabwe such as New Zimbabwe based in the UK.
The ongoing issues surrounding the appropriation of the diamond fields, with the allegations of hundreds of murders and forced labor by women and children have hampered normalization of the ruling government and their ability to secure loans to rebuild the economy.
The diamond fields have reportedly been taken over by members of the ruling ZANU-PF, President Robert Mugabe's political party, and soldiers plus the involvement of Joice Mujuru. Mujuru is a ZANU-PF official and Vice-President in Zimbabwe's coalition government, her involvement creates a separate set of issues within the so called 'blood diamond' business. At this time Zimbabwe has not been sanctioned by the United nations through the Kimberly Process.
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