Torture has no place in modern day Zimbabwe! (Bulawayo 24 News)

The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) has strongly condemned the abduction and torture of three young women leaders namely  Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova.

“The violations came after the three participated in a peaceful flash protest in Warren Park, Harare on the 13th of May 2020 over lack of social safety nets in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown. The women leaders were then abducted at a police roadblock near Warren Park on their way home by four suspected state security agents who then took them to Harare Central police station but later on waylaid them to an unknown torture camp,” WALPE said.

“The three suffered horrific sexual abuse, they had their breast sucked and guns inserted in their anal passage. They were also made to sing, march and dance non-stop for more than 24 hours. They were assaulted all over their bodies with iron rods. The activists were also forced to drink each other’s urine and to eat faeces.”