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ZimRights Sets Tone For Post-COVID 19 Human Rights Recovery Plan

A local human rights pressure organisation, ZimRights has set the tone for a post COVID-19 human rights centred recovery plan. The country imposed a national lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 however, the period was marked by arbitrary arrests of political and student activists. The country has recorded 10 […]

Militarisation Of State Worsened Under Mnangagwa: Report

A report by the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI), a local think-tank organization has revealed that militarization of the state worsened during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s reign. In a report titled ‘Transition Politics In the Post-Mugabe Era’ , ZDI says citizens have been made to fear the military thereby hindering them from exercising their constitutional rights. “The […]

Claim Your Space Zimbabwe Youths Urged

Zimbabwean youths have been challenged to take their space in the fight against human rights violations as the issue affect their communities. In an exclusive interview with 263Chat, ZimRights executive director Dzikamai Bere said youths should not wait for those in leadership position to blow the whistle for action. “We need to understand the world […]

Worry Over Increase In Alleged Abductions

Local human rights lobby group ZimRights has raised alarm over the rise in enforced disappearances of political activists in the country. In a statement to mark the commemorations of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the pressure group says enforced disappearances are used as a tool to deal with dissent. “ZimRights notes […]

‘Zimbabweans Expect Compassion Not Injury During Covid-19’

Human rights lobby group Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has expressed concern on the ongoing demolition of vending structures in Harare saying at a time where compassionate is needed the state has inflicted more injury to its citizens. In a statement, Zimrights said; “ZimRights notes with concern the ongoing demolition of vending structures which began […]

Collective Dialogue Way to Go: Crisis Coalition

A local civil society organisation, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has called on Zimbabweans to engage in collective dialogue to weave the country out of the current problems that are threatening country efforts to gain trust of the international community following the disputed July 30 polls. In its post-2018 election briefing paper titled, Gunning down people, […]

Bulawayo Residents Embrace Peace Pledge Ahead of Elections

BULAWAYO residents have embraced the local civic groups’ peaceful gospel pledge in the run up to the harmonized elections slated for the 30th of July saying they are determined to go out and vote in their numbers to justify their constitutional right enshrined in Chapter four of the constitution.

Fingered CSOs Deny Abusing USAID Funds

The Elections Resource Centre and two other organisations who made headlines early this week following reports of misusing USAID funds have denied the accusations saying they are shocked by the termination of agreements without affording an opportunity to be heard. In separate statements released yesterday, ERC, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and Counselling Services Unit […]

Civic Groups Condemn Bulawayo Bomb Explosion

Local civil society groups have strongly condemned the bomb explosion at the Zanu PF Bulawayo rally that left 49 people injured saying the incidents dents country efforts to restore political legitimacy and set the country on an economic recovery path. In a statement released today, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) said the bomb explosion […]