Army 'pumps' bullets into ZCTU offices

Posted by Ben Hadley on 2018-08-10 11:35:00 | Views: 7 |

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Army 'pumps' bullets into ZCTU offices

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has filed criminal charges against the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) whose bullets ripped through the main labour body's head office windows during angry protests over elections last week Wednesday, NewZimbabwe.com reported.

The Harare protests by MDC Alliance supporters in Harare's CBD invited army deployments which led to the gunning down of six while over a dozen were left nursing injuries.

During the skirmishes, ZCTU secretary general Japhet Moyo has said, soldiers "pumped" bullets into the labour movement's offices at Gorlon House.

A ZCTU security officer, Joseph Chuma, received minor injuries on the head after he was cut by broken glass from a window he was sitting close to.

A legal advisor, Zakeo Mtimtema, escaped death by a whisker after a bullet went through his office window, missing him by just inches.

Eyewitnesses who were at the building at the time of the shootings said the assailants were firing from a slow-moving army truck.

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