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Mnangagwa Opposes Officials Pushing Zimbabwe Crackdown, Officials Say

  • Door-to-door raids by police, uniformed men continue unchecked
  • At least 12 people were killed in protests this month
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson MnangagwaPhotographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is being defied by members of his ruling party who are orchestrating a violent crackdown after demonstrations this month, government and military officials said.

Door-to-door raids in urban townships by police and men in military uniform are continuing more than a week after a three-day strike was called following a more than doubling of fuel prices, the people said on the condition of anonymity. Abuses range from beatings to rape, according to human rights organizations including the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition.