Innocent Matibhiri http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35602/all en Zimbabwe to pursue civic society 'threat' clampdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/zimbabwe-pursue-civic-society-threat-clampdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe police vowed Monday to pursue a crackdown on civic society organisations, saying some Western-backed groups posed a "serious security threat".</p> <p>Police have in recent weeks raided leading human and political rights non-governmental organisations in what activists say is calculated harassment ahead of a constitutional referendum due on March 16.</p> <p>"Some of these NGOs really are going to pose a serious security threat to our country," deputy police commissioner general Innocent Matibhiri told a parliament committee on defence and home affairs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/zimbabwe-pursue-civic-society-threat-clampdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innocent Matibhiri Politics Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766106 at http://www.globalpost.com