Pictures: Victims of torture commemorations

Activists from across the country on Saturday commemorated a belated United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The opposition MDC-T also used the day to honour 307 members of its members, who have died of torture or political abuse since 1999.

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Shepherd Maisiri, whose child died in a suspected case of political violence in Headlands, told the gathering that reported negotiations between MDC-T and expelled Zanu PF bigwigs, Didymus Mutasa and former vice-President Joice Mujuru was tantamount to betraying activists who were killed, maimed and tortured with the alleged with the complicity of the duo.

See pictures from the day below:

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai lights a candle for party members who were victims of political violence.
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai lights a candle for party members who were victims of political violence.
MDC-T supporters react during the state of the Nation speech by Morgan Tsvangirai.
MDC-T supporters react during leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s state of the nation speech.
A victim of political violence speaks.
A victim of political violence speaks.
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai views  a photo exhibition of MDC members tortured during the Presidential run off 27 June 2008.
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai views a photo exhibition of MDC-T members tortured during the Presidential run off 27 June 2008.
Betty Muunganirwa, the mother of a 12-year -old boy, Christpower Maisiri  who mudered in Headlands in 2013 speaks at the commemorations.
Betty Muunganirwa, the mother of a 12-year -old boy, Christpower Maisiri who mudered in Headlands in 2013 speaks at the commemorations.

1-MDC supporters reacts during the state of the Nation speech by Morgan Tsvangirai Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

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4 Comments

  1. michael Dhlegdu

    Political strategy does not necessarily means a marriage of the sincere. Machiavellian strategies require even contracts with the devil to achieve its end. To scoff at Mujuru or Mutasa in the vain dream that MDC on its own will ever come to power is democratic nonsense. We need a grand coalition with substance , to usher in a transitional government then we will talk about democracy latter.

  2. michael Dhlegdu

    nnn

  3. and those responsible are still roaming the streets of zimbabwe with the protection of the president and the mutasas tell me mugabe is a good man. GOD help us.

  4. Can we please have the fotos exihibited. I also suggest this exhibition be done in SA and other world centres so that people can appreciate why people “elope” to Europe and other more civilised societies.

    Donations or a Fund must be set up to assist the victims of the Zimbabwe Boko Haram……masquerading as liberators. Yes Boko Haram …just imagine someone burns someone in a car, use plastics to burn someone and other horrific acts and goes free or gets presidential pardon. Is that not worse than the Taliban, ISIS?

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