Archive | Reports on political violence

2018 Post Election Violence Monitoring Report: 01 – 09 August 2018

Following a relatively peaceful 30 July 2018 plebiscite, violent protests broke out in Harare on 1 August 2018.  The Zimbabwe National Army, (ZNA) was deployed into the streets, indiscriminately shooting and assaulting civilians. 6 people died from gunshots  and  many  others  were  injured.   Violence  broke  out  in  mostly  high  density suburbs and villages as the [...]

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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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