The following people are perpetrators of violence who continue to roam the country scot-free in the country.
Mazikani led a team of Zanu PF supporters in assaulting Wanzirai Magodo. The group also destroyed his homestead and looted his property and livestock.The Zanu PF thugs were also involved in the murder of MDC activists Biggie Zhuwawo in April 2008 and Titus Goho on June 12, 2008.
Kachepa was leading a group of Zanu PF supporters that murdered Temba Muronde on April 13 2008 and Kingswell Muteta on 25 July 2008 at Chimukoko village in Mudzi. He also sponsored acts of violence in the district.
Mzilakazi led Zanu PF youths in murdering and raping MDC activists in Buhera district, Manicaland province. Among those he murdered are; Nyoka Chokuse of Buhera South, Emmanuel Nyapfungwe, Buhera Central and Maxwell Machasi, Buhera West.
The losing Zanu PF parliamentary candidate in Mbare, Harare. Savanhu organised the notorious Chipangano militia that assaulted MDC supporters in Mbare and surrounding areas. Savanhu was personally involved in the assault of a group of MDC women who had been abducted from their homes during the night of June 21 2008.
Mutoko South MP and Cabinet minister. Muchena sponsored Zanu PF militia in attacking MDC supporters in Mutoko and Mudzi districts. The militia were also involved in looting property and livestock of MDC members. On May 1 2008, she was personally involved in the destruction of Revai Kativhu’s homestead in Mutoko South.
Gokwe – Nembudziya MP and Cabinet minister.She is the feared perpetrator and organiser of violence in Gokwe. Many MDC supporters who were assaulted in Gokwe described her as “very dangerous and ruthless.”
She bankrolled Zanu PF thugs who assaulted and destroyed the homes of MDC supporters in Mudzi. One of the vigilante groups, under the pay of Katsande, and led by Peter Nyakuba, assaulted to death Gwindiri Mutadza, a known MDC supporter.
Paul Mangwana (MP) Chivi Central
Mangwana sponsored and directed most of the activities of Zanu PF terror gangs in Chivi Central, Masvingo province between May and July 2008.
Chindori-Chininga, financed and masterminded the assaultand destruction of homes belonging to MDC supporters in Guruve, Mashonaland Central province. He was referred to as the commander in-chief of the militia bases in Guruve in the run up to the sham presidential election run off in June 2008.
Matiza sponsored all Zanu PF militia bases that were set up in Murehwa West and South. He was present when hundreds of MDC supporters were assaulted at St Peters Mission, Mukarakate. He supplied Zanu PF youths at the bases with food and money. The Zanu PF thugs killed MDC activists, Edward Pfukwa on June 17 and Moses Nyada on June 19, 2008. Hubert Nyanhongo (MP Harare South, deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development) On June 6, 2008, Nyanhongo led a group of Zanu PF youths that included Tedious Maruta, Chimbi, Edmore Kanyama, Gwenambira that attacked Brian Mamhova an MDC Harare council candidate and his family. Mamhova escaped but they petrol-bombed his house leading to the death of his wife Pamela Pasvani and their six year-old son, Mashoko.
Mushore led a group of Zanu PF youths that destroyed MDC activist, Prisca Mutizwa’s home in May 2008. He also sponsored and assigned Zanu PF youths to go around villages assaulting MDC activists and destroying their homes. The youths also murdered another MDC activist Ratidzayi Dzenga on April 1, 2008.
Mutasa is the most feared organiser of political violence in the Makoni district. He directed all campaigns of violence in Makoni and supplied vehicles that were used in the murder of MDC activists, Robert Ziyengwa and his wife Jessica Ziyengwa, Masitafundikera Gumura and his wife Aquiline, Sandros Mandizha all from Headlands on June 25, 2008 and Taurai Zindonga on June 27, 2008.
He led and sponsored most of the terror gangs in Mashonaland Central. On May 5, 2008, he organised and ferried a group of over 300 youths to Chaona, Mazowe were a lot of people were seriously injured and six people were killed. The youths were wearing Kasukuwere's campaign T- shirts. The same group led by Kasukuwere was responsible for the murder of Fischer Chitese, Bright Mafuriro, Sairiro Kamufuto on May 13, 2008 and Phanuel Mubaira on May 19, 2008.
Amos Midzi brought into Epworth a convoy of vehicles full of Zanu PF youths and soldiers who assaulted and seriously injured scores of people on 8 June 2008. The Zanu PF thugs destroyed innocent people’s homes.
Mhandu, the MP for Mazowe led and sponsored a group of youths and war veterans. The group was responsible for the murder of Gibbs Tawengwa and Hama Ngowani on June 30, 2008. On May 5, 2008 Mhandu in the company of uniformed soldiers led another group of Zanu PF youths into the Chaona area of Chiweshe communal lands where many MDC supporters were assaulted and injured. Mhandu was personally involved in the murder of Alex Chiriseri, Joseph Madzuramhende, Godfrey Jemedze, Author Matombo, Patson Madzuramhende and David Tachiwa Mapuranga.
On 8 June 2008, a group of Zanu PF youths driving two vehicles belonging to Mhondoro Ngezi MP murdered an MDC activist, Dadidrayi Chipiro’s after setting her hut on fire. Before that the gang had chopped off her hand and feet before throwing her into her hut and setting alight a petrol bomb.
On 5 May 2008, Chinotimba raped an MDC member twice in Buhera. The name of the victim has been removed in order to protect her. His car was used in the attack of Choukuse Nyoka Mubango on 18 May 2008. Choukuse later died.
Lawrence Katsiru a prominent member of the Vapostori Faith Church in Marondera, Mashonaland East provionce, has over the years ordered all the followers of his church to support and attend all Zanu-PF meetings and rallies. He was imprisoned for nine years for raping a 13 year – old girl in Marondera. He never served his time as he was released from prison after a short while. He has led a campaign of violence against MDC supporters.
Chiredzi South MP, Baloyi in 2008 organised political violence against MDC supporters. He is mostly feared by victims of political violence from that constituency as scores of MDC supporters were killed by Zanu PF gangs that were sponsored by him in 2008.
The MP for Hurungwe Central, Godfrey Beremauro sponsored militia bases in the Hurungwe Central constituency in Mashonaland West province; many MDC supporters were abducted and tortured. Some were murdered by the Zanu PF youth militia following his instructions.
Chaderopa is the MP for Sanyati. Working in conjunction with the ZRP officer in charge of Sanyati police station they unlawfully detained hundreds of MDC supporters in 2008, for periods ranging from three days to 2 weeks without charge. While in detention the activists were tortured and denied food during.
Peter Chanetsa is the MP for Hurungwe North in Mashonaland West province. He provided money, transport and food to Zanu PF youth militia in bases set up in Hurungwe North. He gave a group led by Jawet Kazangarare a Zanu PF truck that was used in the abduction torture and murder of several MDC supporters.
Chinomona is the MP for Mutoko North in Mashonaland East province. In the run up to the 2008 elections Chinomona moved around the constituency in the company of uniformed soldiers setting up Zanu PF bases. She threatened MDC supporters with death while many MDC supporters were assaulted during her meetings in the constituency.
Phineas Chihota is the MP for Seke and during the campaign period for the presidential run off elections in 2008, he addressed rallies around Seke district threatening MDC supporters with death if they did not vote for Mugabe. His vehicle was used by a group led by Joseph Mutongoreya that abducted people on 16 June 2008 and took them to Marikopo base where they were severely tortured.
Makosini Hlongwane is the MP of Mberengwa East in Midlands South province. In the 2008 elections, he moved in the company of state agents based at Mataga Growth point terrorising MDC supporters in the area, he was personally involved in the assault and torture of MDC supporters at Chingechuru Primary School on 22 June 2008.
Josephat Madubeko is the MP of Vungu, he encouraged Zanu PF supporters to attack and chase away MDC supporters from their areas, several people were assaulted as a result of his campaigns.
Jonathan Moyo, Tsholotsho North in Matebeleland North province and Zanu PF Central Committee member is the architect of the draconian of AIPPA and POSA, two pieces of legislation that were used to close media houses. Political prostitute Moyo has since 1999 churned out hate speech that has encouraged the spirit and culture of violence across the country. Many people have lost their lives, property looted and thousands have been maimed as a result.
Ambrose Mutinhiri MP Marondera West: personally led a campaign of violence against MDC supporters in the Mahusekwa area of Marondera West constituency. He would order the detention and assualt of MDC supporters for no apparent reasons. He set up and supported Zanu PF militia bases in the Chihota communal lands where many MDC supporters were assaulted and tortured.
Muza the Redcliff MP in Midlands North province. He moves around Redcliff in the company of state agents threatening MDC activists with death if they do not join Zanu PF.
He is the MP for Murehwa North in Mashonaland East province. In June 2008 towards the presidential run off Parirenyatwa held a rally at Mukarakate Business Centre in Murehwa where he threatened all MDC supporters with death if they voted for President Morgan Tsvangirai. Several MDC supporters where severely assaulted at this meeting and at another rally he held at St Peters. He was witnessed branding an AK 47 rifle at meetings. Parirenyatwa funded, organised and visited torture bases at night in Murehwa north. His vehicle was used by a gang that murdered Edward Pfukwa on June 17, 2008 and Alloys Chandisareva Sanyangore in November 2008.
Edward Raradza is the MP for Muzarabani South in Mashonaland Central province. He is a notorious perpetrator of violence in the Muzarabani and Chiweshe areas. He was present on May 5, 2008 when a gang of Zanu PF thugs attacked and killed scores of MDC supporters at Chaona in Mazowe North.
Shaddy is the Zanu PF senator for Gokwe Sengwa who 2008 brought in hundreds of Zanu PF youth militia from other areas. The Zanu PF youth militia went on to assault MDC supporters in the Chief Sai area of Gokwe, many people were assaulted and reports from the area note that some are still nursing their injuries.
Zhuwawo Zvimba East MP in Mashonaland West province. He is a nephew of Robert Mugabe. Zhuwawo terrorised MDC supporters in the farming community around Norton. He was always accompanied by state agents based in Norton. He further threatened to chase away all new farmers from their plots if they supported the MDC.
Hungwe is the senator of Mwenezi - Chivi in Masvingo province. He is well known for his hate speeches. In 2008, he encouraged the assault and eviction of MDC supporters in Masvingo.
Kabayanjiri is the Uzumba Marambapfungwe Senator who orchestrated campaign of violence in 2008. He funded forganised Zanu PF thugs to assault villagers after Zanu PF was defeated in the March 2008 elections by the MDC. The Zanu PF militia went on to murder Livingstone Dzenga on July 1, 2008 and Benson Tukaruza Karombe on May 11, 2008.
She is the senator for Makonde in Mashonaland West province. Victims of political violence in the area report that in 2008 they were assaulted at Katyamaenza’s homestead. The homestead was at times used as a base by Zanu PF militia.
Tendai Makunde the Murehwa senator. He funded the setting up of militia bases at Waterloo farm. Villagers report that Makunde was involved in the abduction and subsequent murder of Shepherd Jani, who was the MDC Mashonaland East provincial chairperson and businessman.
Lot Mambo is the Bubi Umguza Senator. He led Zanu PF supporters in campaign of violence in the Umguza district. Villagers were assualted with some receiving life threatening injuries.
Viginia Muchenje is the Senator for Zvimba in Mashonaland West province. Political violence victims from Zvimba say they were assaulted and tortured after the violence perpetrators had been paid and directed by Muchenje to do.
Sakupwanya is a senator for Makoni in Manicaland province. He wreaked havoc in presidential run off elections in Makoni district. His vehicle was used by Zanu PF militia gangs in attacking MDC supporters.
A Zanu PF apologist, Masimirembwa is notorious for his hate speeches. A former lawyer who was struck from the Law Society of Zimbabwe after stealing clintes’ funds believes anyone who does not support Robert Mugabe is a saboteur.
A retired army colonel, Makova has been reported by victims of political violence as the commander of the Zanu PF militia in Masvingo province after he lost in the 2008 parliamentary elections in Bikita to the MDC.
Muchengeti supported Zanu PF militia by providing food at the torture bases in 2008. She lost the senatorial election in Kwekwe to the MDC’s Dr Henry Madzorera. She was bitter and very ruthless in presidential run off campaign.
Chimene lost to the MDC in the senatorial election in 2008 at Mutasa – Nyanga. She was very active in the violence before the presidential run – off election in June 2008. Reports note that Chimene funded Zanu PF torture bases where identified MDC supporters who were later attacked by soldiers and the militia.
David Chapfika sponsored Zanu PF youth militia in 2008 in assualting MDC members after Zanu PF had been defeated in the March 2008 elections. He provided the youth with food and money at the tortures bases in the Hoyuyu area of Mutoko. His actions led to the death of scores of MDC supporters.
Themba Mliswa is a well known Zanu PF violent apologist. Mliswa attacked MDC supporters in Karoi and Makonde districts with a number receiving life threatening injuries. He financed Zanu PF youth militia to set up torture bases in the two districts.
Tsitsi Veronica Muzenda lost senatorial elections for the Gweru Chirumhanzu in March 2008. She then supported the Zanu PF militia in Gweru with transport to carry out violent activities against supporters of the late MDC Senator, Patrick Kombayi.
Bhasikiti is the MP for Mwenezi East in Masvingo province. He organised Zanu PF youth militia in Mwenezi to attack known MDC supporters. He provided vehicles that were used in the abduction and murder of MDC activists.
Mangami is the Senator for Gokwe. Political violence activities were planned from her home in Gokwe. She worked with Major Dalu Moyo in identifying MDC supporters who were later attacked by the militia under the command of Major Moyo.
Jabulani Mangena is the MP for Mberengwa North in Masvingo province. He has been implicated in 13 reports on political violence incidents as the main perpetrator during the 2008 June elections in Mberengwa North. Victims note that he was always in the company of armed state agents.
He is the MP for Mt Darwin North and Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairperson. In 2008, Mafios organised and commanded the Zanu PF youth militia in Mt Darwin. Many MDC supporters were assaulted, tortured and murdere. In some of the operations against MDC supporters they killed, Phanuel Mubaira, Fischer Chitese, Bright Mafuriro, and Abiya Chiparira.
Newton Kachepa is a Zanu PF MP for Mudzi North, he organised and sponsored most of the violent persecution of MDC supporters in Mudzi District. Many people in the whole of Mudzi district his supporters included, fear him.
Kachepa is notorious for his ruthlessness when dealing with those who dare cross paths with him. Sources close to him noted that Newten Kachepa whose real name is Trust kachepa hoodwinked Zanu PF into believing that he is one of their trusted war veterans, yet Trust Kachepa is impersonating his late war veteran brother Newten Kachepa who perished during the war of liberation. His viciousness is probably due to the fact that Trust Kachepa (aka Newten Kachepa) would not want to give his Zanu PF masters any chance to doubt his patriotism and commitment to the liberation movement. Amongst the multitude of political violence cases in which Newten Kachepa was mentioned the following details heart rending events were recorded.
On the night of 14 April 2008 Temba Muronde was viciously assaulted by a group of Zanu Pf youths and war veterans under the command of MP Newten Kachepa in Chirapu village, Vhombozi area in Mudzi district. They kicked and bashed Temba using stones and iron bars whilst his wife and children watched helplessly, the group left him for dead after brutalizing him for quite a long time. They only discovered much to their amazement that Temba was still alive when his brave wife attempted to take him to the clinic the following night, when they intercepted her at Vhombozi river and ordered her to go back
home leaving her husband behind.
They took Temba to a Zanu PF torture base that was known as Magwada where a well known local Zanu PF official Mrs Kangora supplied a pesticide that Temba was forced to drink but he did not die. Beauty Nyamatsoma tried to poison him again by forcing him to drink rat poison but this still failed to kill him. Lovemore Chirapu then stabbed Muronde three times into his ribs with a spear but Temba continued breathing he did not die.
Dudzai Chirapu struck him with an axe, the first attempt shuttered his shoulder another one went deep into his neck and the third one smashed his head thus delivering the final blow that killed Temba Muronde. Mudzi North MP Newten Kachepa then paid Dudzai Chirapu Z$12 billion as reward money he had promised to give to anyone who would kill Temba Muronde an MDC supporter in the area.
Newten Kachepa was personally involved in the murder of Peter Tom Butao on 29 April 2008. They beat Tom till he died at Vhombozi Primary School. Newton Kachepa with the assistance of Jivas Chiutsi buried Peter Tom Butao in a shallow grave in Makaza Village cemetery his relatives were not informed.
Newton Kachepa in the company of Zanu PF youths and uniformed soldiers killed Lever Katsande and Gilbert Nyagupe on April 27 2008, these two MDC activist were assaulted till they died in Nyagupe Village Mudzi.
Newton Kachepa organised and led the group of Zanu PF youths who attacked Kingswell Muteta on 17 July 2008; Newton Kachepa was present when Kingswell was viciously assaulted. Kingswell later died from the wounds at the Avenues Clinic on July 25 2008.
On June 28 2008 a group of militia led by Newten Kachepa abducted Rutendo Kambadza to Nyamanyora Base. At the base he was assaulted by war veterans Nyamaromo, Mangwende and other Zanu PF supporters. He was released after some days but never recovered from the injuries he passed away later in 2008.