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Election Over But Zimbabwe Political Violence Continues, Opposition Says

Zimbabwean opposition officials said Monday that deadly political violence against members of the Movement for Democratic Change had continued following the run-off election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe claimed victory and was inaugurated on Sunday.

The opposition sources said a woman was murdered Sunday in Buhera South constituency of Manicaland province torture at a ruling party militia camp at Mutiusinazita. In the community of Headlands, Manicaland, MDC sources said militia murdered four members last week.

In Mazowe, Mashonaland Central, parliamentarian-elect Shepherd Mushonga said opposition members have been unable to bury three members killed last week as militia are controlling movement in the area. He said two of those murdered were forced to drink poison as their families looked on.

In Mashonaland Central, sources said Bindura lawyer Ernest Jena, who represented detained opposition activists, was abducted from his offices last Tuesday and was still missing.

Information Officer Luke Tamborinyoka of the Movement for Democratic Change party of former presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe 5,000 opposition members are unaccounted for.

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