Archive | Reports on political violence

May Organised Violence and Torture Report

The intra and inter- party violence trend has persisted during the month of May. The culture of political intolerance is embedded in Zimbabwe’s politics. ZANU PF supporters were the main culprits behind political intolerance. Reports of ZANU-PF supporters attacking opposition party members appear to be increasing, as members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Renewal [...]

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April Organised Violence and Torture Report

The political environment continued to be defined by lack of political tolerance among political parties. Political intolerance manifested in the form of assaults, harassment and intimidation, violation of freedom of association and withdrawal of food aid and agricultural inputs to perceived and real opposition members by ZANU-PF supporters. Cases of inter-party political violence involving ZANU-PF [...]

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March Organised Violence and Torture Report

Zimbabwe continues to face serious challenges on the political, economic and social front. The state of human rights situation remains unchanged and continues to be defined by rights violations. On the political front, there is a real threat of political instability and potential violence as the country prepares for the harmonized elections in 2018 as [...]

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Organised Violence & Torture Report: February 2017

Zimbabwe’s political terrain continues to be defined by violence. As preparations for the 2018 harmonized elections gather momentum, cases of inter party violence were reported and documented. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) were reported as the main perpetrators of violence. The country is currently under threats [...]

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