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CZC Leader's young brother seriously beaten up by soldiers

19 Jan 2019 at 08:32hrs | Views
The torture of civilians has gone to another level. You can become a victim of torture because of your siblings, this should be condemned. I am informed that Douglas Mahiya, young brother to the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition leader Rashid Mahiya was heavily beaten by soldiers when he tried to rescue her mother after she was picked up by the soldiers on 18/01/2019.

Douglas had to be attended to by doctors because of the serious nature of his injuries. His mother is said to have been released around midnight. She was psychologically tortured and physically exhausted. This kind of behavior from our uniformed forces should be condemned, we need to love each other as Zimbabweans.

Douglas is neither a political activist nor a politician but they found it fit to physically torture him. We demand answers from the responsible authorities. The politics of attacking family members should stop, beating adults is a serious mistake. No one can lead the nation peacefully through fear, there is need for engagement between protagonists in order for our country to move forward.

Don Chigumba is a mixed methods research specialist can be found on twitter @Donchigumba 

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