Attack on LGBT group in Zimbabwe; police to the rescue

Published: June 6, 2013

A group of young men, apparently acting as a youth militia for an unidentified anti-gay organization, attacked the offices of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) today, threatened staff members with hammers, ransacked the offices and locked up the staff.

In contrast to last year, when police raided the group’s offices and arrested GALZ members, this time the police responded to a call for help, entered the offices and arrested the attackers. GALZ applauded the police for their action.

Here is the GALZ account of the incident:

    Youth attempt to attack and ransack GALZ offices

    At around 11 am on Thursday [June 6] five unknown men wielding hammers violently forced entry into the GALZ offices disrupting a meeting in progress.

    One of the men disguised as a mentally challenged person, threatened the security personnel manning the gate with a Hammer whilst a visitor was driving into the GALZ premises.

    The men rounded up all staff and board members and locked them up in the Guard Room whilst they ransacked the offices collecting all personal property including cellphones, laptops and bags.

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