Zimbabwe Government Militias Kill, Mutilate Four Opposition Youth Activists

06/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The murderous violence being driven by President Robert Mugabe's militias reached new levels today with the killing and mutilation of four young men, the largest number of fatalities in a single incident in the last 10 weeks of Zimbabwe's election campaign.

Three of the men were Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth activists, defending the home of a local official from attack by Zanu (PF) youths in the sprawling dormitory township of Chitungwiza about 30 km south of Harare.

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