The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum), which exists primarily to respond to and alleviate instances of organised violence and torture in Zimbabwe, has noted an escalation in cases of politically motivated violence from mid-September to date. The cases range from arbitrary arrests, malicious damage to property, arson, threats/harassment/intimidation as well as assault and
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum director Musa Kika has said Zimbabwe urgently needs democratic, not authoritarian consolidation to end the human rights abuses and violence that is rocking the country ahead of the 2023 polls. In his remarks on this year’s International Day of Democracy commemorated every year on 15 September, Kika said the
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) consistently monitors the human rights environment in Zimbabwe and analyses national trends, in line with its mandate of coordinating the human rights agenda in Zimbabwe. Through its various members, the Forum collates and verifies human rights violations and designs advocacy strategies to promote and protect all human
Most Zimbabweans fear the 2023 general elections could be bloody 2023 as political tensions between the ruling ZANU-PF and opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) continue to escalate, research by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has shown. In its 2021 State of Peace Report launched in Harare and Bulawayo on 23 June, ZimRights said
On 14 June 2022, violence rocked Chitungwiza’s Nyatsime suburb as members of the opposition party, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), and the ruling party, Zimbabwe African National UnionPatriotic Front (ZANU-PF), clashed over the death of a CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali. The violence resulted in the destruction of homes, business premises, vehicles and other household property.