Themes Archives: Education

Political Violence in Chitungwiza

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) has received reports of politically motivated violence in Unit O and L Chitungwiza, where ZANU-PF supporters reportedly assaulted a group of MDC youths who were carrying out civic education on 20 February 2013. The Forum has interviewed two female youths aged 18 and 26 who are currently [...]

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Despite SADC mediation initiative politically-motivated violence in Zimbabwe continues

After promises of changing the political environment especially in recognition of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediation initiative between the ZANU PF and the two MDCs, politically motivated violence, and use of force by state security agents in Zimbabwe continued in September albeit at reduced levels compared to August 2007. This report records that [...]

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Brutality towards peaceful protestors, students and women

The month of July was again characterised by police brutality on peaceful demonstrators. The ZRP arrested 279 NCA members following a countrywide demonstration against Constitutional Amendment (No 18) Bill1. Close to 170 of the demonstrators, including the NCA National Director, Ernest Mudzengi, were hospitalised after being severely tortured while in police custody at Harare Central [...]

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