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Zanu-PF complicit in rights violations

Publish date: 10 June 2024
Issue Number: 1080
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Zimbabwe

The ruling Zanu-PF party has been found complicit in human rights violations across Zimbabwe amid an escalation in harassment, intimidation and extra-judicial killings of citizens. The Zimbabwe Peace Project says it documented 145 violations of human rights, which included harassment and intimidation, violations against equality, and non-discrimination, abduction, arbitrary eviction, extra-judicial killing, unlawful detention, theft, and assault. New Zimbabwe notes that it found that 69.41% of the perpetrators were affiliated with Zanu-PF, while 8.53% were traditional leaders. The Zimbabwe Republic Police accounted for 7.94% of the perpetrators while members of the defence forces and municipal officers accounted for 5.29% and 2.94% respectively. Members affiliated with the Citizens Coalition for Change constituted 1.47% of the perpetrators while 4.41% were not affiliated with any group or institution. ZPP documented 27 violations in Manicaland Province, 20 in Mashonaland East, 16 in Masvingo, 15 in Midlands, 14 in Harare Province and 13 in Mashonaland Central. Bulawayo and Matabeleland South provinces each recorded four violations while Matabeleland North recorded three human rights violations.

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