When violence broke out in the streets of Harare in August, 2018, ADR’s Thomas Holder was on the scene. In one of his photos, the key to identifying just which unit was involved in the killing of three Zimbabweans is revealed. ADR’s John Stupart explains.
On Wednesday, 1 August 2018, Zimbabwean protestors took to the streets of Harare. The country’s controversial elections – the first since the ousting of dictator Robert Mugabe – had indicated that the ruling party, ZANU-PF, would retain power. Pro-opposition members of the public took to Harare’s streets in protest. The Zimbabwean military reacted with lethal force, deploying armoured cars and troops to the streets. ADR’s Thomas Holder was on the ground in Harare.
CONWAY WADDINGTON analyses the available footage of the attack.
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