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Celebrating Independence, Hoping for a Peaceful Future

Each year on 18 April Zimbabwe marks independence day, the day when Zimbabwe made a transition from colonial rule to majority rule. In the preamble to the Constitution, the people of Zimbabwe salute ‘our heroic resistance to colonialism, racism and all forms of domination and oppression.’  The Constitution of Zimbabwe goes further in section 3 [...]

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Anti-Impunity Update – March 2019

ANTI-IMPUNITY ALERT In the previous update, we gave a brief background to the anti-impunity campaign, its objectives and importance in achieving human rights protection in Zimbabwe. From this week moving forward, we will be sharing with you the anti-impunity processes that we are undertaking and updating you on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. LEGAL [...]

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On the Days of Darkness in Zimbabwe

An Updated Report on the Human Rights Violations Committed Between 14 January, 2019 to 5 February, 2019 On 12 January, 2019, President Mnangagwa announced during a press conference that the fuel prices would increase to $3.11 per litre for diesel and $3.31 per litre for petrol due to the increased demand for fuel, and illegal [...]

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High Court sets aside internet shut down directives

MISA Zimbabwe Communique 21 January 2019 High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu on 21 January 2019 ruled that the Minister of State in the President’s Office Responsible for National Security does not have the authority to issue any directives in terms of the Interception of Communications Act. This means that the directives issued by Minister [...]

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