Articles tagged 'zimbabwe peace project'

ZPP wants probe into abductions 26 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has called on government to investigate all reported cases of enforced disappearances and abductions and bring justice to the affected individuals and families. This comes as the world is preparing to celebrate the International Human Rights Day on Dec...
'Commission of inquiry not visible' 12 October 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) says the commission of inquiry into the violence that occurred in Harare on August 1, resulting in the death of at least six people, is not conducting its work in a transparent manner. In its latest report, ZPP said it was not clear whether the general...
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...
Victims of violence suffer in silence: ZPP 12 September 2018 HARARE - Most victims of politically-motivated violence and other human rights violations triggered by the disputed July 30 polls suffered abuse silently as they feared reprisals, a report by the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said. According to ZPP, of the country’s 10 provinces, Harare had the...
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...
Zanu PF fingered in violence 22 May 2018 HARARE - Peace building civic group — the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) — has reported an increase in political violence, which it said was being perpetrated by both the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC. In its first quarter report on the human rights situation, the ZPP said the first three months of...
'Address Gukurahundi for healing, reconciliation' 8 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s history is tainted with incidences of unresolved cases of politically- motivated violence and without a functional National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) complimenting other interventions that seek to build peace and reconciliation in communities, social cohesion ...
'Soldiers must return to the barracks' 16 December 2017 HARARE – Civil society organisations have said members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) must return to the barracks, further calling for the setting up of an independent body to investigate reports of civilian abuse by soldiers. Soldiers are still in the streets following a takeover of gove...
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...
'Malpractices soil Mwenezi election campaign' 23 March 2017 HARARE - The Mwenezi East by-election has been blighted by accusations of politicisation of food aid, abrogation of the right to freedom of assembly and intimidation and harassment, a rights group has said. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said it was worried by the unfolding events in Mwenezi...
Zanu PF in 'forced' voter registration 6 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF is forcing Mwenezi East villagers to obtain birth certificates and identity cards for the purposes of registering for the forthcoming by-election, a human rights group has claimed. The poll — proclaimed by Mugabe on February 3, and gazetted in Statuto...
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...
'Use peace to resolve challenges' 3 October 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabweans yesterday commemorated International Day of Non-Violence meant to endorse a United Nations General Assembly resolution on “the principle of non-violence and the desire to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”, the country finds itself engulf...
'Police, Zanu PF top violence perpetrators' 29 September 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF and the police were the top perpetrators of violence in the month of August, a Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) report said. According to the report, the ruling Zanu PF party came tops in violence perpetration with 42 percent while the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) were second wi...
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...
Mujuru's ZPF falls victim to political violence: Report 29 April 2016 HARARE - A human rights monitor group, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), says former Vice President Joice Mujuru has now become the target of violence orchestrated by her erstwhile comrades in Zanu PF. In a recent report, detailing the political situation for the month of March, ZPP said Presi...
ZPP condemns political violence 16 March 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), a human rights watchdog, says Zanu PF should put a leash on its “rowdy members” who last week allegedly disrupted a rally by former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First supporters in Harare's Glen View suburb. The attack on ZPF came bar...
'Grace Mugabe food hand-outs looted' 21 December 2015 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe's food hand-outs are being looted by a select few while the rest are left to fight, a report by the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has claimed. In its monthly peace monitoring report, ZPP revealed that police assaulted and set dogs on villagers during the distrib...
Govt urged to end doctors' strike 13 November 2014 HARARE - A faith-based rights group has said it is greatly disturbed by the ongoing doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe, a situation that has led to an unacceptable loss of lives. The Jestina Mukoko-led Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said the State must take all practical measures to ensure the provisio...
De-escalate tension 19 November 2012 HARARE - Times are getting heated and at times political discussion is descending into physical confrontation. Tensions among Zimbabweans have become more pronounced as the election nears. Leading rights group Zimbabwe Peace Project notes in its latest bulletin that political tensions are slowly ...