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>> Zimbabwe's army says imposters are to blame for recent violence against civilians. They've been accused of beatings and at least a dozen deaths after protests against massive rises in fuel prices. The army claims that bogus soldiers are responsible and that they're tarnishing the image of the security services.
00:00:23
They also say only three citizens have been killed. Inflation in Zimbabwe is at its highest since 2008. There are food shortages, and the cost of fuel has more than doubled, all leading to protests. The country's Human Rights Commission has accused the army of systematic torture, and says soldiers are able to kill without any repercussions.
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Rights groups say recent violence echoes the tactics used during Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. New President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, had promised a new era for Zimbabwe. This week, he said he'll investigate the army's actions against protesters.