Tag: Human rights abuses

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Chamisa challenges Mnangagwa to end violence, arrests and abductions

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa (pictured) has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to stop violence in the country, arbitrary arrests, abductions and torture of civilians under his watch as such atrocities have rendered Unity Day “irrelevant”. This came as Mnangagwa, in his Unity Day speech emphasised peace-building and conflict resolution […]

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Hopewell Chin’ono under arrest as government launches witch hunt on State prosecutors

Prominent Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested yesterday for alleged contempt of court and defeating or obstructing the course of justice. In a statement last night, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said Chin’ono contravened sections of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. “Allegations are […]

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Global calls for govt to drop charges against author Dangarembga

Authors including Kazuo Ishiguro, Carol Ann Duffy and Philippe Sands have called for charges against the Booker prize-shortlisted writer Tsitsi Dangarembga to be dropped ahead of her latest appearance in a Zimbabwe court this week, saying that any other conclusion would be “an outrage”. The Zimbabwean novelist was arrested during anti-corruption protests […]