Articles tagged 'jestina mukoko'

Ban on torture must have no exceptions 15 December 2018 HARARE - Elsewhere in this edition, we report that government has paid $150 000 in compensation to prominent rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko over torture she was subjected to by State agents in 2008 over trumped-up terrorism charges. settlement, the first of its kind on such a scale paid by g...
Govt compensates Mukoko over torture 15 December 2018 HARARE - Government has paid $150 000 in compensation to prominent rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko, tortured by State agents in 2008 over trumped-up terrorism charges. The settlement, the first of its kind on such a scale paid by government to a victim of torture, follows years of legal proce...
Court awards Mukoko $150k in torture damages 6 October 2018 HARARE – The High Court has ordered the State to pay $150 000 to human rights activist Jestina Mukoko as compensation for her abduction and torture which she suffered at the hands of State Security agents in 2008. In a press statement, Zimbabwe Peace Project and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Righ...
Epworth hotbed for political violence 5 June 2018 HARARE - A number of civilians were hospitalised over the last two months as the MDC Alliance and Zanu PF turned Epworth into a hotbed of violence during their disputed primary elections. On Saturday, political intolerance reigned supreme as six people were heavily assaulted during disputed MD...
Courts move to end impunity for torturers 2 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean courts are determined to hold government officials accountable for wrongdoing involving torture. The increased move for the punishment of atrocities that the establishment represents is acknowledged as a monumental significance for human rights and domestic criminal law. ...
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...
Rights group opposes youth service 3 March 2017 HARARE - Rights group Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said President Robert Mugabe's suggestion that the much-dreaded National Youth Service (NYS) be revived could result in violence. The Jestina Mukoko-led ZPP claimed that youths —popularly known as “green bombers” — trained in various camps...
Muchinguri opposed my abduction: Mukoko 15 June 2016 HARARE - Human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko has said Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri vigorously opposed her 2008 abduction by suspected State security agents. The claims are contained in Mukoko's book titled The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko: The Fight for Human Right...
Witnesses ready to expose Mukoko abductors 12 May 2016 HARARE - A prominent human rights lawyer has revealed that witnesses are ready to expose people who abducted Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) director Jestina Mukoko eight years ago. Mukoko, a prominent television presenter-turned-human rights activist, went missing for 21 days after having been a...
Mukoko reveals grotesque torture 8 May 2016 HARARE - A new book detailing the brutal torture meted out on human rights activist Jestina Mukoko by the President Robert Mugabe regime, serves as a harrowing reminder of the true nature of the governing Zanu PF party. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) national director exposed the horror of t...
Mukoko speaks on Dzamara abduction 2 April 2015 HARARE - Jestina Mukoko, a prominent television presenter turned human rights activist who went missing for 21 days after being abducted by State security agents has spoken out over the similar abduction of fellow journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara who has now been missing for 23 days. Wh...