Zimbabwean journos have it hard under the current leader's rule

Zimbabwean journos have it hard under the current leader's rule

- President Emmerson Mnangagwa is accused of constantly violating human rights since he took control of Zimbabwe

- The latest group to complain about their treatment, is the country's media

- Journalists feel that they do not have freedom and many report that they've been abused at the hands of law enforcement

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Since he took office in 2018, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of persistently violating human rights.

Last year, 6 people passed away after the Zim army used force against citizens who were protesting about delays in the election results.

Then, in January, protestors who marched against fuel increases were also attacked by the army - 17 people lost their lives.

Doctors and lawyers have protested and suffered for it as well, Briefly.co.za reported. 77 doctors were fired for striking over their R1 100 salary.

Now, it is reported that journalists are also treated with violence.

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According to TimesLIVE, journalists in Zimbabwe have been attacked and abused, many of them by police officers.

These attacks on the media remind of the time when Robert Mugabe was still the leader and cracking down on journalists.

Several journalists have told of the way they have been beaten up during protests, despite informing the police they are with the press.

In one incident, a journalist was chased after filming a violent incident. Although the journalists could fend off the police by hiding in a building, they were attacked with teargas while being locked inside the place.

The government promised to investigate the matter, but so far it seems not much is being done to help those who complain of violent treatment.

That incident caused outrage, prompting the government to promise an investigation.

Journalists feel that they do not have the kind of freedom that the media should enjoy, despite the press cards given to them.

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Meanwhile, Julius Malema and the EFF is focused on taking over Africa, and plans to start with Zimbabwe.

The red berets plan to become an international party and spread across the continent of Africa.

A former Zimbabwean minister has joined the party, bolstering its efforts to dislodge President Mnangagwa.

The EFF adopted a resolution to challenge other governments across Africa at their last elective conference.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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