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Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe police renew crackdown against NGOs

Published on : 6 November 2012 - 12:03pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Desmond Kwande / AFP)
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Zimbabwean police have arrested five employees of the Counselling Services Unit (CSU) and a journalist in a fresh crackdown against non-governmental organisations (NGO)’s which have been blacklisted by President Robert Mugabe's ZANU PF party.

By Professor Matodzi as published by our top partner RadioVop Zimbabwe

The police arrested Fidelis Mudimu, Zachariah Godi, James Zidzimu, Tafadzwa Gesa, Penn Bruno and Daily News photo-journalist Watson Ufumeli, whom they have taken into custody at Harare Central Police Station.

About 20 police officers led by notorious Detective Assistant Inspector Henry Dowa and Detective Assistant Inspector Murira raided the CSU offices around lunch time armed with a search warrant justifying their raid as aimed to recover “offensive and subversive material” from the organisation’s offices in Harare.

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