Articles tagged 'zimbabwe lawyers for human rights'

Rights lawyers wade into prepaid water meters furore 3 March 2015 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has waded into the highly-controversial prepaid water meter wrangle by challenging the Bulawayo City Council to clarify its position on the matter. In a February 12 dated letter addressed to the city council's chamber secretary, Sikhangele Zh...
Flood victims' lawyers scoop top award 14 December 2014 HARARE - Three lawyers who represented Tokwe-Mukorsi flood victims have scooped the Human Rights of the Year award. Collins Maboke, Phillip Shumba and Martin Mureri were honoured on Friday at a colourful ceremony hosted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Righ...
Bashed lawyer vows to fight on 28 November 2014 HARARE - Kennedy Masiye, Zimbabwe’s recently-crowned human rights lawyer of the year, has said a fractured hand he sustained from police brutality, has motivated him to continue with his human rights work. Masiye, who is a project lawyer with the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), was a...
Police, army revenge blitz on Chingwizi 4 August 2014 MASVINGO - A joint police and army revenge blitz yesterday left thousands of Chingwizi settlers out in the open while at least 300 were arrested following the violence which saw two police vehicles being burnt on Saturday. The police vehicles were torched in a long-drawn impasse over compensat...
Toll hike unjustified 13 July 2014 EDITOR — The government should feel for the suffering public. They want to take even the little that the people have, they are being insensitive. What is needed is a robust roll-out of investor-friendly economic policies to get the economy running again, rather than squeezing ordinary poor ...
Govt refuses to stop toll hike 12 July 2014 HARARE - Government yesterday implemented an increase in toll gate fees by up to 100 percent after the High Court reserved ruling in a legal challenge to the hike. The new toll fees came into effect amid legal action by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). High Court judge Joseph M...
Govt faces lawsuit over doctors' fee hike 31 May 2014 HARARE - Rights lawyers are taking government to court over the recent hike in doctors’ consultation fees if the State refuses to reverse the increase in consultation, private hospital and associated unit fees. Dzimbabwe Chimbga, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) programmes manager, sai...
Human rights lawyer arrested, released 9 May 2014 HARARE - Trust Maanda, a Harare human rights lawyer, has been arrested on allegations of obstructing or defeating the course of justice. Maanda was represented by fellow lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Jeremiah Bamu and Andrew Makoni. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday...
Lawyers demand right to clean water 9 May 2014 HARARE - Government must take urgent measures to ensure that people access adequate and clean water, which is now a constitutional right enshrined in the new charter, a rights organisation has said. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said investigations must be made into culpability for ...
Kambeni, 14 wives evicted, arrested 19 December 2013 ODZI - A Johanne Marange Apostolic Church member and his 14 wives who had invaded 15 houses belonging to a Chinese firm in Arda Transau in protest at an unresolved three-year housing dispute with diamond miner Anjin were this weekend evicted and arrested for unlawful entry. Blessing Nyamaropa,...
Shelter is a basic human right 16 December 2013 EDITOR — Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) in its ongoing effort to avert government’s  intended house demolitions yesterday successfully created a platform at Unit O in Seke, Chitungwiza in partnership with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) to educate and sensitise Chitungwiza and Se...
Zimbabweans honour Mandela 8 December 2013 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has conferred former South African president Nelson Mandela with a posthumous Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award, as the organisation seeks to establish a scholarship programme with the icon’s Foundation. The award which will be forwarde...
It's yet another Murambatsvina 11 November 2013 HARARE - Fear has gripped Harare residents as government's planned demolition of illegal structures in the capital begins tomorrow. Coinciding with the onset of the rainy season, authorities will on Tuesday be moving in to clear slums across Harare, where 4 million people live. Since last w...
'Rule of law is our currency' 24 October 2013 HARARE - On Monday the world commemorated the International Human Rights Day, but in Zimbabwe there were muted celebrations as the country grapples with its immediate challenges. Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki in his latest instalment interviewed the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights ...
Zim civil society denounces “illegitimate elections" 4 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwean civil society groups have called into question the credibility and fairness of the July 31 election as President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF party seemed confident of an unassailable victory. Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, Media Alliance of Zimbabwe,  Zimbabwe Lawyers ...