Zimbabwe: deadly attack at opposition gathering

Zimbabwe: deadly attack at opposition gathering

A group of gunmen attacked supporters of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party in Zimbabwe, killing one and injuring several others on Sunday, local media reported.

Using spears, machetes, iron bars and stones, the attackers injured opposition activists during the rally in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe.

“Armed men stabbed one man to death. Others supporters suffered broken bones and various injuries,” party officials said.

Although the CCC rally had the approval of the High Court, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

The violence forced party leader Nelson Chamisa to abandon his address.

The party blamed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s supporters for the violence, a charge the ruling party rejected.

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