Articles tagged 'human rights'

US official urges Zim to respect human rights 2 September 2018 HARARE - United States congresswoman Karen Bass, has urged Zimbabwe to respect human rights following the post-election violence that resulted in the killing of at least six people during a demonstration in Harare. Bass was part of the election observer team organised by the National Democrati...
SA rights body wades into Zim crisis 11 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Human Rights Institute of South Africa (Hurisa) has waded into the chaos Zimbabwe has been plunged into following the just-ended elections which they described as sham. In a statement released yesterday, the human rights institute raised the red flag on the just-ended plebiscite. ...
AI, CiZC condemn army killings 6 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government should thoroughly investigate last week's army killings of seven people and the injury of many others following post-electoral violence in Harare, Amnesty International (AI) has said. Violent protests erupted on Wednesday last week after it be...
AI wants Zim leaders to uphold human rights 12 July 2018 HARARE - Amnesty International (AI) has challenged presidential aspirants in the upcoming harmonised elections to commit themselves to addressing impunity for human rights violations. In a brief released this week, the global rights group said the July 30 elections in which President Emmerson ...
Concern over plot to muzzle ZHRC 18 April 2018 HARARE – Elections lobby groups have raised concern over the Electoral Amendment Bill which appears to muzzle the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) ahead of make-or-break elections to be held this year. The minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi, has propos...
ZHRC has hit the nail right on the head 1 April 2018 HARARE - The rather uncharacteristic attack on the country’s leadership by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) for seeking medical treatment in foreign hospitals is both bold and refreshing. It is a marked departure from the culture of local State bodies who are largely guided by the d...
Rights group takes Mnangagwa to court 9 February 2018 HARARE - Rights group, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum — has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to court to force him to appoint a substantive chairperson of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) — in a move which coincides with calls for the Zanu PF leader to address the ...
'Zim prison system a national disgrace' 19 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said prisons and mental hospitals have become extremely dangerous facilities operating in a perpetual state of crisis, where prisoners live in barbaric and horrific conditions and their basic human rights are violated daily. In its lates...
Police Reaction Group has case to answer 18 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has ruled that five police officers who viciously attacked a Harare man and caused the loss of his eye have a case to answer. Harare magistrate Farai Gwitima dismissed their application for discharge at the close of the State case. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Mas...
EASTERN NEWS | Outrage over Chiadzwa security 'abuses' 31 August 2017 MUTARE - Fearful villagers from the diamond-rich Chiadzwa area are accusing the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) of gross human rights abuses, which its chief executive officer, Morris Mpofu, confirmed were being investigated by police. President Robert Mugabe’s government was accu...
Man relives horrific moment police gouged out his eye 30 August 2017 HARARE - A Harare man has relived the horrific moment his eye was gouged out during a vicious police attack, saying he was savaged while trying to save his wife from verbal and physical abuse by the cops. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Masungambira, Sunday Nyaude, Khululekani Dale, Evans Mashongan...
ZRP slams cops' unlawful conduct 25 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned that it will not tolerate law enforcement agents that engage in any unlawful conduct that jeopardises public safety. This comes after five police officers were arrested following allegations that they had viciously assaulted a Harare man w...
Man loses eye in vicious police attack 24 August 2017 HARARE - A Harare Magistrate was yesterday told how a Hatfield man and his wife  were subjected to vicious assaults by members of the riot police who were controlling traffic at a busy intersection until the husband lapsed in a horrific incident which led him to lose one eye. Washington Gezana...
Demand right to water: Lawyers 14 August 2017 HARARE - Residents must push for the realisation of their right to water, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. This comes as residents frequently go for days without the precious commodity in most cities and towns countrywide. Speaking at a water summit organised by Act Al...
Zim human rights situation deteriorates: UK 22 July 2017 HARARE - The United Kingdom (UK) has released a report in which it says the human rights situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated on the back of violations by security agents. In its July 2017 global report titled Human Rights and Democracy the UK  grouped Zimbabwe together with Burundi, Democra...
Zim steps up rights activists' arrests 1 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s government has escalated its clampdown on human rights defenders, with police arresting more of the activists in 2016, compared to the previous year, a latest Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) report has revealed. In its recently released 2016 annual s...
Not yet Uhuru, Tsvangirai says 19 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has challenged President Robert Mugabe to stop his warring ruling Zanu PF's mindless bloodletting and instead focus on giving long-suffering Zimbabweans “real freedom” and a better life. In addition, Tsvangirai also reiterated in his independence me...
Minister bemoans early marriages 10 April 2017 HARARE - Despite the fact that the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) outlawed child marriages, the practice is still common in remote areas like Hurungwe and Magunje as children are marrying early to fend for their families and also because there is nothing to do after school, Higher and Tertiary ...
Mukoko torturers to face the music 28 March 2017 HARARE - In a ruling that is set to leave State Security officials that torture and abduct citizens on the edge, a High Court judge yesterday ordered officials that abetted Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) director Jestina Mukoko's abduction and torture to be sued in their personal capacities. Hig...
'Rogue' States back Zim at UN inquiry 24 March 2017 HARARE - Activist group United Nations Watch (UNW) has expressed disgust over the hailing of Zimbabwe's human rights record by “rogue” States — Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. While the three countries, with controversial governance records, praised Zimbabwe's “promotion and protection of hum...
Nearly 5 000 children live on streets 20 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has an estimated 4 701 children living and working on the streets of the country's major cities — Harare, Mutare, Bulawayo and Beitbridge — the Social Welfare ministry has revealed. Without clarifying how recent the estimates were, last week Social Welfare deputy minister Tap...
Lawyers slam prisons' failure to transport suspects 10 February 2017 HARARE - Human rights lawyers have slammed the failure by Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) to transport prisoners to court, saying the development blatantly breached the constitutional rights of pre-trial detainees. It’s been two weeks since ZPCS has failed to bring suspects h...
Shoddy police work blamed for acquittals 22 January 2017 HARARE - Human rights lawyers have squarely blamed investigators for their faulty police work, accusing them of investigative amnesia and guilty omissions, which led to the absence of solid cases in the courts against pro-democracy campaigners. More than 100 Zimbabweans will in January stand t...
Zim's human rights take sharp decline 11 December 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Human Rights Day, the Daily News on Sunday spoke to a number of political and social analysts who all agreed the year 2016 witnessed the worst in terms of human rights abuses. Political commentator Mcdon...
Zim rights abuses slammed 28 November 2016 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections — human rights violations are increasing by the day with civil society warning that the situation will only get worse. Recently, four activists including missing journalist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson were abducted by suspecte...