Victims of Army Brutality seek medical care


Three security guards employed by a Bulawayo security firm who were brutalised by soldiers visited United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) to seek medical attention.

By Staff Reporter

TSTnews learnt that the 3 victims are employed by P and J Security Company which is contracted by UN to provide unarmed security.

“We are at UBH waiting for the doctor right now. I have a severe pain on my buttocks and on my right thigh,” said one of the brutalised guards.

The security guard narrated how they were brutalised by the soldiers on their way from work yesterday.

He said:” We knocked off around 5:30am and drove along Gwanda Road from Ilanda. The soldiers stopped us at Mac Garage. They ordered us to sleep on the ground with our stomachs.”

He added:” l tried to explain but they refused to listen and started to beat us with button sticks on buttocks, their gumboots pressed on our backs, clapping on our heads.”

“We were putting on our security uniforms driving a visibly branded security company car,” narrated the traumatised victim of soldiers heavy-handedness.

He said they reported the case at the police station and were given the case number.

TSTnews is reliably informed that the local UN head of security is seized with the issue and may take up it up to the authorities.