TABLE OF CONTENTS
1

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................... 3

2

DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE ....................................................................................................................... 4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4

3

SEX AND AGE ............................................................................................................................... 4
MARITAL STATUS ........................................................................................................................ 4
EMPLOYMENT IN ZIMBABWE ....................................................................................................... 5
POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT IN ZIMBABWE .................................................................................... 6

EXPERIENCES OF VIOLENCE AND TORTURE ......................................................................................... 6
3.1
INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE AND TORTURE ...................................................................................... 6
3.2
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF FIRST REPORTED TORTURE INCIDENT ......................................... 7
3.3
DATE OF FIRST REPORTED TORTURE INCIDENT ........................................................................... 7
3.4
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TIME OF FIRST INCIDENT AND TIME OF ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA... 8
3.5
ARREST AND/OR DETENTION ..................................................................................................... 10
3.6
FORMS OF TORTURE EXPERIENCED BY CLIENTS ........................................................................ 10
3.6.1 Physical torture...................................................................................................................... 11
3.6.2 Psychological torture ............................................................................................................. 11
3.7
PERPETRATORS OF TORTURE ..................................................................................................... 12

4

ASSESSING LEVELS OF TRAUMA AND ASSISTANCE PROVISION ........................................................ 13
4.1
4.2

5

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT .............................................................................................................. 13
ASSISTANCE PROVISION TO CLIENTS ......................................................................................... 14

CONCLUDING COMMENTS .................................................................................................................. 16

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