Amnesty International has accused the Zimbabwean leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, of presiding over a ruthless and systematic attack on human rights since he was sworn in a year ago.
Amnesty accused him of resorting to what it called the “same brutal tactics” as his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by youthful Nelson Chamisa has complained of a continuing wave of abductions of its supporters since a demonstration was violently broken up by police earlier this month.
Doctors in Zimbabwe have become the latest state employees to reject a pay offer from the government. They said a planned increase of 60% fell far short of inflation.
The government stopped publishing inflation figures when the annual rate exceeded 175% in June.