Articles tagged 'zhrc'

ZHRC blasts 'rogue soldiers' 11 August 2018   HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said there have been arbitrary assaults of urbanites in various high density suburbs of Harare and Chitungwiza, despite denials from government. In its post-election report, ZHRC said its investigation teams witnessed blatant beatings o...
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...
'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...
Zanu PF officials sued for food aid politicisation 10 May 2017 HARARE - Three Zanu PF officials have been dragged to the High Court by Chegutu MDC members, who accuse the trio of denying them drought aid under government's “food for work” programme. The MDC members are demanding $20 000 in damages from the three. According to the court summons, the app...
92 drown as floods wreak havoc 9 February 2017 HARARE - At least 92 people have drowned while 10 have died from lightning strikes since the rainy season began in October, a Civil Protection Unit (CPU) surveillance report has said. This comes despite repeated warnings by the CPU and Meteorological Services Department(MSD) against driving th...
Harare floods: No compensation for lodgers 7 February 2017 HARARE - Tenants renting homes that have been affected by flooding will not be compensated under a government assistance scheme, Civil Protection Unit (CPU)’s deputy director, Sibusisiwe Ndlovu, said yesterday. Several properties have been affected by recent flooding and many others remain und...
Govt probes flooded Borrowdale properties' legality 7 February 2017 HARARE - Government is investigating the legality of the homes that were recently ravaged by floods, including those in Borrowdale, after it turned out that some where built on wetlands and waterways, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said yesterday. This comes after several houses i...
Outcry over typhoid deaths 7 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean doctors yesterday called on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to ensure government accounts for every death as a result of archaic diseases amid unprecedented public outrage over typhoid deaths. Zimbabwe’s government was facing scrutiny from the Zimbabwe Associati...
Rights Commission brings demos into spotlight 10 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) chairperson, Elasto Mugwadi, has set the cat among the pigeons after he reaffirmed that every Zimbabwean had a right to demonstrate and freely associate with a political party of their choice, in a statement which flies in the face of President...
MP dares Mupfumira over partisan food distribution 30 October 2016 MUTARE - MDC's Mutasa Central MP, Trevor Saruwaka, has dared Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira to distribute food aid at his party's rally in Honde Valley this weekend. Saruwaka told the Daily News that he made the request after Mupfumira told legislators that she was against politicisa...
Vote Zanu PF or starve: Minister 16 October 2016 HARARE - Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira has controversially warned starving citizens in Norton that they risk missing out on food aid if they stay outside Zanu PF structures — all this coming days before the constituency holds a keenly-contested by-election. Mupfumira's co...
Zim govt slammed for interfering with independent institutions 30 August 2016 HARARE - Human rights groups have expressed concern over continued government threats and interference in the country’s autonomous institutions, whose independence is guaranteed by the Constitution. This comes as the State media has escalated calls for President Robert Mugabe’s government to m...
Thumbs up to ZHRC 30 August 2016 HARARE - It is like a breath of fresh air and indeed something that gives us reason to believe that some commissions that were set up by government have the nation at heart and are not there to massage the egos of those in power. It is funny that government is hopping mad after the Zimbabwe Hu...
'Funding shortfall stymies ZHRC' 20 April 2016 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) commissioners have said they are increasingly getting frustrated as the government fails to avail resources for their operations as well as their welfare. ZHRC commissioner Ndebeni Ncube told the Daily News yesterday that there was an urgent n...
Rights lawyers, State body in landmark pact 29 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has formalised a pact with a State human rights commission to nurture the protection, promotion and enforcement of human rights in Zimbabwe. The landmark deal would see ZLHR and Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission(ZHRC) working together to take st...
Rights commission undertakes survey 23 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is undertaking a survey that will help the commission tackle human rights issues effectively, officials said. Elasto Mugwadi, ZHRC chairperson, said the survey will assist the ZHRC to prioritise areas of concern. “The survey will be carried o...
We have a duty to uphold rights: Govt 3 December 2013 HARARE - The promotion and protection of human rights is both an individual and collective responsibility which people should be reminded of, a top Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) official has said. Elasto Hilarious Mugwadi, ZHRC commissioner, said unless people demand respect for huma...
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...