"Antelope mine was only 500 yards from the main road"

The Fifth Brigade set up a concentration camp in Antelope, where they systematically killed their prisoners. An eyewitnesses told of people being shot, beaten and burned to death.

Interrogations were conducted by the Central Intelligence Organisationand Five Brigade, beatings began at 5.30 am, and electric shocks, water torture,and sexual mutilation were used. Trucks visited the camp nightly, corpses were tipped down disused mine-shafts in the area, and hand grenades were thrown after them. Five Brigade created terror in a sustained and systematic way. Indiscriminate killing was part of the system. All the villagers in Tshomwina, in January-February 1983, were beaten and five were killed, of whom one, badly mutilated, took eight days to die, bereft of medical help. 

      - excerpt from Zimbabwe's Presidential Elections 2002: Evidence, Lessons and Implications, editor: Henning Melber