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Zimbabwe campaign: Secret documents

Undercover BBC News correspondent Ian Pannell has obtained evidence of plans by Zimbabwe's ruling party to harass and drive out opposition supporters.


Management Action...

The first document outlines who is running the campaign in Midlands Province. The JOC referred to is the Joint Operations Command, made up of the heads of the military and state security organisations. On the supervising committee are: senior Zanu-PF official Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has denied reports he is now running the country as chairman of the JOC; Edna Mazongwe, who is the speaker of the outgoing Senate, and Joshua Malinga, a campaigner for the rights of disabled people, who was a senator.


War veterans...

Jabulani Sibanda and Joseph Chinotomba are leaders of Zimbabwe's association of veterans of the 1970s war of independence. The group has been used recently as a Zanu-PF militia.


Covert operations...

Thousands of opposition MDC supporters have been assaulted and at least 60 killed, mostly in rural areas which voted for the MDC. The resettled farmers are those given land under President Robert Mugabe's land reform programme.



The government has denied repeated claims it is denying food aid to opposition areas. Last week, it banned aid agencies from rural areas, which critics say is to tighten its control of food aid.

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