Articles tagged 'okay machisa'

Political drama engulfs 2018 9 January 2019 HARARE - The curtain came down on 2018 and as 2019 is finally into full swing, the Daily News spoke to a number of social and political analysts who gave us what they think were the political highlights of the year 2018. ZimRights director Okay Machisa The year 2018 saw us having for the fi...
Human rights bodies underfunded 30 December 2018 HARARE - The country's human rights infrastructure remains weak due to underfunding and the half-hearted operationalisation of independent commissions in Zimbabwe. Promulgated in 2013, the new Constitution gave birth to a number of commissions under Chapter 12, among them the Zimbabwe Human Ri...
Busy year for human rights group 27 December 2018 HARARE - Following the departure of former President Robert Mugabe after a controversial military intervention in November 2017, the year 2018 started with high expectations of the opening up of the democratic space and more respect for human rights. The 2018 elections were expected to lead to...
ZimRights calls for renovation of sewer, water systems 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government must invest in renovation of the old sewer and water reticulation systems, which are prone to bursting, and pump investment in new infrastructure to cope with the growing urban population in the major cities, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has said. This come...
Inquiry inclined towards outcome: Civic Society 1 September 2018 HARARE - Civic society organisations are not convinced that the commission of inquiry set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa will do a thorough job, citing alleged political bias on the part of some of its members. The organisations, which include the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRigh...
ZimRights bemoans retributions 16 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) yesterday said it has noted with concern the rise in cases of political retribution after last month's synchronised elections. ZimRights said the vengeance involves arson targeted at the homes of opposition supporters, especially in ru...
ZimRights speaks on today's poll 30 July 2018 HARARE - While international observers are appreciating the peace that accompanied the poll campaigns, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) said these have also noted some grey areas which they feel can be improved. ZimRights has had engagements with observers from the Southern Af...
ZimRights council to deal with internal threat 10 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) National Council (NC) met in Harare on Saturday and resolved to deal with the threats arising from former members — some of whom it claims are now members of political parties. This comes as some interest groups sought to take advantage of...
ZimRights under siege 7 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is under siege from former members of the association who are planning to form a splinter group. The development comes after USAid said last week it had withdrawn funding citing financial irregularities. ZimRights has vehemently denied ...
'Let's continue with the peace' 3 June 2018 HARARE - The new political dispensation ushered in November last year has opened up spaces that were usually no go areas for Non-Governmental Organisations (Ngos) and civil society organisations, a top human rights executive has said. Zimbabwe Human Rights (Zim-Rights) director Okay Machisa sa...
2017 did not deliver on human rights: Machisa 8 January 2018 HARARE - The year 2017 is one we cannot celebrate in terms of proper human rights upliftment, realisation, protection and defending, a human rights executive has said. Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) director Okay Machisa said the internal political fights in the ruling Zanu PF p...
Chirikure, Machisa in collabo 1 June 2017 HARARE - Musician cum poet Chirikure Chirikure and human rights executive Okay Machisa are collaborating on an 11-song album that is set for release soon. Respected music producer and guitarist Mono Mkundu is producing the album aptly titled Musoro which will be official launched at the end of...
Police dragged to court over spikes 3 May 2017 HARARE - Human rights activist Okay Machisa has dragged the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to the High Court in a bid to stop the law enforcement agents from throwing spikes at moving vehicles. In the application, Machisa — represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights — cited police co...
Machisa earns top rights gong 10 December 2013 HARARE - Okay Machisa, director at Zimrights, won the best director in civil society last week. Cephas Zinhumwe, director of National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (Nango), told the Daily News yesterday that Machisa was honoured last week for excellent service in the NGO frater...
Show appetite for respect of rights 22 November 2013 HARARE - ZimRights, once a target of state-sponsored harassment, this week expressed hope that newly-appointed Prosecutor General (PG) Johannes Tomana will get the support he needs to carry out his duties without fear or favour. Executive director Okay Machisa spoke about this and other niggli...
Rights commission under fire 22 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) yesterday came under fire for failing to observe Africa Human Rights Day. ZHRC is the first State body tasked with investigating rights abuses in Zimbabwe. Okay Machisa, ZimRights director, said the failure by ZHRC to observe the day was regr...
Civil society roll out 'Feya feya' election campaign 28 June 2013 BULAWAYO - A pro-democracy group has  launched a campaign aimed at promoting peaceful, free and fair elections. Dubbed “Feya-Feya”, the campaign was launched by Okay Machisa, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition chairperson, who said the initiative was predicated on leveraging possibilities of Zimbabw...