The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) has expressed concern that President Emmerson
Mnangagwa’s government was investing a lot of resources in repression instead of addressing the myriad of economic challenges the country is facing.
The Forum made the remarks in its statement to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) at the 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights which started on 21 April. The session is expected to end on 13 May.
The statement, the Overall Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe, was delivered virtually. The Forum noted that Zimbabwe was experiencing an economic crisis which has resulted in the erosion of income and decline of livelihood of most citizens.
“Honourable Chairperson, it is regrettable that the government of Zimbabwe (GoZ’s), instead of focusing on adopting measures aimed at resolving these challenges, has invested the much-needed resources into repression,” part of the Forum statement read.