ASU UGAMA ANOKE
Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo
The government’s clampdown on individual, group and opposition political party is the main focus of this paper. In post-colonial Zimbabwe opposition political meetings throughout the country were violently disrupted under the reign of president Robert Mughabe people who were unable to produce a Zanu-PF party membership card were severely dealt with in post-colonial Zimbawe. The government of Zimbabwe under the leadership of Mughabe applied all available measures in restricting oppositions thereby violating an aspect of fundamental human right. Right to freedom of assembly and association. The political opposition, trade unions, human right groups and other civil society organizations were targeted. Security agents were used to in breaking up meetings. In some cases, these security agents disregard court orders. Excessive use of force by the police and other security agents was obvious. The government of Zimbabwe under Robert Mughabe was a dictatorial one as he employed all measures under his power to ensure that no any form of opposition is allowed to exist. These policies and programmes did not go down well with the citizens.
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