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Organised Violence and Torture Report November 2018

Introduction The month of November marked the first anniversary following the coup that resulted in the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe who ruled the country for 37 years. One year after the end of Mugabe’s rule, Zimbabweans continue to suffer from an interlink of socio- economic and political challenges. The economy is in a [...]

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THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO POST ELECTION VIOLENCE ON 1ST AUGUST 2018

PRESS STATEMENT CONCERN REGARDING THE SAFETY OF WITNESSES AND INTEGRITY OF EVIDENCE 28 NOVEMBER 2018 Introduction: The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is gravely concerned by the lack of clarity regarding acknowledgement or feedback on evidence submitted before the Commission of Inquiry and the absence of mechanisms to ensure the safety of witnesses. [...]

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Pre-Budget Human Rights Briefing

CALL TO HUMAN-RIGHTS CENTRED STEWARDSHIP OF THE ZIMBABWEAN ECONOMY The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) acknowledges that the way the economy is managed greatly affects the enjoyment of human rights by the people of Zimbabwe. The past two decades of the Forum’s existence in the struggle for human rights have taught us that [...]

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Organised Violence & Torture Report October 2018

The month of October witnessed an increase in cases of arbitrary arrests and detention. This followed the arrest and detention of 42 members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) following their attempt to organize a demonstration against the government’s increase of the Intermediated Money Transfer Tax from 5 cents (5%) per transaction to [...]

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