Articles tagged 'zimbabwe human rights commission'

State brutality won't help economy: ZHRC 22 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has condemned security forces' brutality saying heavy-handedness on protesters does not fix the economy. This comes after Zimbabwe witnessed one of its first ever deadly anti-government protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administrat...
ED opens probe into army killings 20 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday swore in the team which will investigate the post-elections violence which resulted in the death of at least six people, after the army used live ammunition to break ugly demonstrations that had erupted in Harare on August 1 this year. This comes...
Outrage over army killings 3 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans, civic society and the world at large reacted with anger to the military's use of brute force to disperse protesters who had poured into the streets of Harare on Wednesday. Police have since confirmed the death of six people after the military indiscriminately fired shots ...
Rights commission deploys monitors 26 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has deployed election monitors across the country to participate during and after the election period. ZHRC monitors commenced their duties on July 23 and will stretch up to August 6. “In terms of section 243 (c) of the Constitution one o...
Rights body delays releasing San report 2 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said it is yet to finalise a report on Zimbabwe's marginalised San community, almost two years after the rights body conducted the research in the southern part of the country. ZHRC executive secretary Makanatsa Makonese told Southern Ne...
Committee to handle political violence cases 30 April 2018 HARARE - Independent commissions and the police have set up a special committee to facilitate the swift handling of political violence cases ahead of the looming 2018 elections. The committee comprises the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC), National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (N...
Residents plead with rights body over typhoid 19 January 2018 HARARE - Harare residents have asked the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and Parliament to intervene in the deteriorating state of service delivery in the city. This comes as Zimbabwe is scrambling to contain an outbreak of typhoid following more than 200 suspected cases of the bacteri...
Zanu PF MP denounces partisan food distribution 8 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF MP for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has urged party members to stop politicisation of food aid in his constituency. Speaking at a rally in Chegutu recently Nduna who was donating rice said it was important for politicians to move away from partisan distribution of food. [Adz...
Rights body refuses to be part of violence probe team 28 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has refused to be part of an special investigation committee being formed under amendment to the Electoral Act  to probe election candidates, election agents or parties implicated in acts of political violence. In their submission to the par...
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...
Mnangagwa drags heels on tabling rights reports 15 November 2016 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has shunned tabling Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)'s annual reports before Parliament for four successive years, the Daily News has learnt. The commission's deputy chairperson, Ellen Sithole, said the quasi-government institution has since 20...
'US guards against food aid politicisation' 10 September 2016 HARARE - The United States (US) said it has “robust mechanisms” to ensure that its food aid to Zimbabwe is not subject to any form of political manipulation. This comes after an investigation by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) found that Zanu PF is the major perpetrator of food aid...
'Zanu PF politicising food aid' 8 September 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF is the major perpetrator of the politicisation of food aid in drought-stricken areas, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said. The finding is on the back of an investigation by ZHRC in food insecure areas that include Bikita East, Buhera North, Mazowe Central, Muz...
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...
Chombo, Ziyambi named in poll violence 27 August 2015 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and his deputy Ziyambi Ziyambi have been named in a damning long-awaited government report as being among those suspected of planning and financing by-election violence in Hurungwe West, where villagers were viciously tortured. If recommendations ...
'Dzamara's disappearance blow to rule of law' 2 July 2015 HARARE - Itai Dzamara's continued disappearance is a blow to Zimbabwe's integrity, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said. Dzamara, a journalist and human rights activist, was abducted nearly four months ago. His whereabouts remain unknown. Elasto Mugwadi, ZHRC chair, told the...
Rights group probes Hurungwe violence 14 May 2015 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has dispatched its officers to Karoi to investigate the recent outbreak of violence against people linked to independent candidate Temba Mliswa ahead of the June 10 by-elections. ZHRC is a newly-established national human rights institution wi...
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...
NGOs implore govt to fund rights commission 28 October 2013 HARARE - The Zimbabwe government must bankroll the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC), civil society groups have said. This came out at a three-day workshop held in Mutare last week between the ZHRC and civil society organisations. Leading rights groups including ZimRights and Zimbabwe...