War veterans, government supporters charged with murder

War veterans and government supporters appeared before a Harare magistrate on Monday and were charged with kidnapping and murder linked to last week’s violence, state-run media reports said on Tuesday.

The violence between ZANU-PF and MDC supporters occurred in a southwestern Harare. The violence left one person dead and a number of people injured.

Reports said that Magistrate Jefta Makhaza did not ask the accused to plead and were remanded in custody until 5 June.

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