Political violence was used to twist political fortunes

The year ended on a high security note when the Central Intelligence Organisation embarked on an orgy of abductions and torture of civic society leaders, staff and opposition party members up to until the end of December 2008. The report documents these grave and targeted human rights violations.

Moreover, the report is significant in the sense that it helps give an overall analysis on information submitted to the Human Rights Forum on politically-motivated violence in 2008 and how it influenced the electoral processes. There is no doubt that politically-motivated violence informed and influenced political thinking amongst citizens and helped to carry the day for ZANU PF. It is clear that without the violence that was attendant on the elections political fortunes for ZANU PF might have been very different.

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