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Zimbabwe Police Shut Down Office Of Harare Residents Association


Zimbabwean security officials on Friday shut down the offices of the Combined Harare Residents Association, sources in the civic organization said.

CHRA spokesman Precious Shumba said dozens of plain-clothes police surrounded the group’s offices in downtown Harare. The group staged a demonstration Tuesday at the offices of the non-elected commission that governs Harare, and he said since then members have been receiving threatening phone calls and visits from police.

Shumba told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that security officials warned of further trouble if civic activists continued their activities.

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