Abductions and killings on the rise in Zimbabwe

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O’Brien Rwafa, news editor at state-run television station, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), is recovering in hospital after he was abducted and severely assaulted at the weekend by unknown assailants who accused him for lying about the state of affairs in the country. The assault took place on Sunday night. He said the attackers trailed him home, and abducted and bundled him into their car when he was about to enter his house. Rwafa said he wrestled the attackers until their car veered off into a ditch, enabling him to escape. But they had already severely beaten him. Abductions have become fairly common in recent years in Zimbabwe’s deeply polarised political climate, but this is mainly confined to party activists. Some of those abducted have been found murdered.

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