Zimbabwe War Veterans Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls

The Zimbabwe police is investigating claims by the Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU) that war veterans abducted and sexually abused at least 10 schoolgirls. Thousands of squatters are illegally occupying white-owned farms across Zimbabwe, creating daily tension and violence that threatens the livelihood of the country’s tobacco exports. According to the CFU, which represents mostly white farmers, the veterans kidnapped and abused 10 black schoolgirls on a farm.


BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk) 8 August 2000

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