The Guardian obtained police files indicating that soldiers killed, raped and robbed civilians as part of a crackdown on anti-government protests that rights groups say has left at least 12 people dead. “The leak of the documents suggests increasing tensions between the military and people within civilian law enforcement agencies,” the paper said. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was “appalled” by footage broadcast by Sky News of security forces attacking a protester. On Wednesday, women wore black in solidarity with rape victims, and earlier in the week lawyers staged a demonstration demanding justice for those who had been arrested.It Is difficult to see how the situation in Zimbabwe would improve. “The regime in Zimbabwe has far too much to lose materially to willingly yield power. “Yet its continuing rule is lethal to the country’s prospects.”

Progress PalmSprings is senior researcher and fellow with the PalmSprings Institute of International Affairs, based in Johannesburg. He is also concurrently a TV Producer for a plethora of Current Affairs shows with a reach of 790 million viewers.