Chamisa’s MDC Concerned Over Continued Human Rights Violations
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has registered its agony over continued human rights violations in the country.
In a statement, the country’s main Opposition party says the current blockade on the internet indicates that government is planning on further gross human rights violations.
The current blockade is concerning because it has no trigger and may indicate that the duo (President Emmerson Mnangagwa and VP Chiwenga) are planning on further gross human rights violations under the cover of communications blackout. This is of the gravest concern given both Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga’s propensity towards wanton violence and readiness to commit genocide level crimes against humanity.
The UN has called on the government to halt the “excessive use of force” by security forces including firing live ammunition, and allegations of night-time door-to-door searches and beatings.
Access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter has been intermittently blocked since the fuel protests broke out on Monday.
However, government maintains that the internet had not been blocked but that there was to much congestion caused by people who were posting videos and looking for information about the protests on social media.At least three people have been killed and 600 people have been arrested.
Doctors’ associations say more than 60 people were treated in hospital for gunshot wounds.