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ZIG Watch : Issue 33 - October 2011

MDC-T MP threatened by CIO over diamond revelations
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 31/10/2011 Source
MDC-T MP for Bulawayo South, Eddie Cross, has faced serious threats from suspected CIO members, in the wake of revelations he made during parliament about corruption at Chiadzwa diamond fields. Cross earlier this month tabled a motion in Parliament calling for the diamond mines to be nationalised to control rampant theft, then detailed the situation at Chiadzwa where only a fraction of profits are being seen by the State. Senior members of Government, Zanu-PF and the armed forces were said to be involved in the exploitation. Cross’ motion was adopted last week Thursday. After the session he was threatened by a ZANU-PF member, with more threats over several days, becoming more abusive and threatening his life.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Pandemonium as MDC-T and ZANU-PF supporters clash
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 31/10/2011 Source
Police had to fire teargas and rubber bullets during clashes between MDC-T and ZANU-PF supporters in Hatcliffe, a constituency held by co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone’s constituency. Police intervened after supporters of the MDC-T defended their right to assemble as they sent ZANU-PF’s Chipangano gang members scurrying in all directions. Over 100 ZANU-PF youths were bussed in to interrupt a rally that was to be addressed by Makone, who had clearance in writing from police to hold the rally. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets and several people were injured in the melee. ‘… MDC people were defending themselves but ended up on the receiving end of police brutality,’ said Emmanuel Chiroto, an MDC-T councillor.
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
MDC condemns police for disrupting MDC Mat North rallies
ZimEye: 31/10/2011 Source
The MDC expresses deepest revulsion over attempts by armed police in Matabeleland North to disrupt MDC rallies at the weekend. The person masterminding these disruptions is the ZRP Officer commanding Matabeleland North Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Edmore Veterai, acting on the instructions of senior Zanu-PF officials. Veterai is in clear violation of the Public Order and Security Act which says that police have to be informed of a public gathering. Veterai and his Zanu-PF handlers read this to mean that police permission is required before the Prime Minister can hold rallies. In contrast MDC finds it amazing that Zanu-PF has been granted and escorted by the police to hold meetings and rallies in the same province.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Mugabe threatens Swiss properties in Zimbabwe
AFP: 31/10/2011 Source
President Robert Mugabe has warned Switzerland he would "reciprocate" after his wife and top officials were denied visas to attend a UN meeting in that country, state media said Monday. "Now they are showing that they are vicious and we will reciprocate because they have their properties here," Mugabe said. "We are not without means to reciprocate," he said. "It is violation of rules and regulations governing host countries of UN meetings." Mugabe's wife Grace, his personal bodyguard, and four top officials were denied visas to attend to a meeting of the UN's International Telecommunications Union in Switzerland, causing the trip to be cancelled, according to state media. Switzerland has not commented on the visas.
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Mass arrests of MDC activists in Matebeleland
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 30/10/2011 Source
The attacks on MDC supporters in Matabeleland North, which began with the visit by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday last week, have continued this week, with widespread arrests. A dozen or more people have been detained, with many denied their rights to be charged or released, or to have access to a lawyer. They are part of the general crackdown on the MDC countrywide. The PM had fierce run-ins with the police and several MDC district organisers were rounded up for hosting the MDC leader in pre-dawn raids on homes of Thembinkosi Sibindi, the Matabeleland North provincial organising secretary and the Hwange West district chairperson, Bernard Nyamambi armed with search warrants for subversive materials.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Zimbabwe police disrupt MDC-T rally in Lupane
Bulawayo24 News: 29/10/2011 Source
Police in Lupane have blocked an MDC-T rally despite a court order allowing for it to take place. 35 police officers all in riot gear and guns besieged the venue at St Paul's and disrupted proceedings. The officers ordered the women who were preparing food to evacuate the place and dismissed 968 members who were already at the venue at 10:30am. Police also blocked Morgan Tsvangirai's tour of St Paul's Mission Hospital. Tsvangirai is on a government work programme visit to Matabeleland North Province. On Thursday, he was in Tsholotsho to assess the business situation in the region before going to Binga on Friday and Lupane today.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Radio license hearings poorly attended
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 28/10/2011 Source
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on Thursday held the last of four public hearings for two commercial radio licenses on offer, ending a series of hearings sparsely attended by ordinary Zimbabweans. The process lost more credibility this week after sources said Zimpapers, publishers of the state run Herald and Sunday Mail newspapers, had already started recruiting staff in Matabeleland. Few people attended the venue on Thursday, owing to a lack of publicity ahead of the hearings. “It was mostly industry experts, diplomats and representatives from civic organizations,” a reporter said. “People did not know when or where the proceedings were taking place ...” BAZ announced Thursday that they needed more time to make a decision.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 19.1(a) that the government shall ensure the immediate processing by the appropriate authorities of all applications for re-registration and registration in terms of both the Broadcasting Services Act as well as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
  • 19.1(d) that steps be taken to ensure that the public media provides balanced and fair coverage to all political parties for their legitimate political activities.
ZANU PF thugs defy eviction and assault police
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 28/10/2011 Source
A group of ZANU-PF youths this week reportedly broke into a building they had previously illegally occupied in Bulawayo, then assaulted the policeman on guard. It’s believed the thugs want to re-occupy the offices to monitor activities at the MDC-T office close by. Elons Court was invaded by thugs who lived there illegally for over a year, claiming this was part of ZANU-PF’s “indigenous empowerment”. Owners took these thugs to court, and police were ordered to lock the gate. However, on Thursday a ZANU-PF thug named Butho Gatsi and his gang broke the lock and went inside. A policeman on guard arrested one of them, but the youth called for re-enforcements and forced the policeman to release him.”
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
MDC-T Youth Leader Arrested Ahead of Tsvangirai Banned Rallies
RadioVOP: 28/10/2011 Source
Victoria Falls police on Thursday night arrested MDC-T youth district chairman, Innocent Sibanda for putting up posters for a banned rally which the MDC-T faction had organised in the area this weekend. “They have arrested Sibanda accusing him of defying the police ban as he was putting the Prime Minister's posters advertising a rally scheduled for Chinotimba Stadium in Victoria Falls on Sunday. They have locked him up Victoria Falls police station. We have alerted our lawyers,” Sengezo Tshabangu the MDC-T Matebeleland North provincial chairman said. On Wednesday Matebeleland North police banned MDC-T rallies which were supposed to be held in Victoria Falls, Binga and Lupane. The MDC-T has vowed to go ahead with the rallies.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
MDC supporters arrested for Gaddafi “insult”
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 28/10/2011 Source
Two MDC supporters here have been arrested by police for allegedly likening President Robert Mugabe to the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Alexander Tigere, an MDC-T ward committee member and Rangarirai Foyo the party’s youth Chair for Gokwe Central District were picked up at different points and detained at Gokwe police station. Police sources say the two will be charged for criminal insult of the president. Tigere and Foyo allegedly said Mugabe would meet the same fate as Gaddafi who was killed by his countrymen after a four-decade dictatorship. The two suppposedly made the statements at the burial of party supporter Moses Chokuda, slain by Zanu (PF) supporters including son of Midlands Governor Jaison Machaya.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
ZANU PF activists attack MDC-T’s Harvest House
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 27/10/2011 Source
Suspected ZANU PF supporters from the militant Chipangano group have attacked Harvest House, the MDC-T headquarters in central Harare. The pre-dawn attack left several windows in the building shattered but no one was injured. A party statement said security details protecting the building recovered eight catapults dropped by ZANU PF thugs as they fled. Meanwhile, the party’s national Youth Assembly organising secretary, Phineas Chikadaya, is in hospital after he was attacked in Budiriro on Wednesday night. Promise Mkwananzi, secretary-general of the Youth Assembly, said on Thursday that Chikadaya was waylaid by a group of ZANU PF thugs while walking home from a meeting. He was hit with logs and stones and suffered a broken leg.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Zimbabwe War Veterans Terrorizing Matabeleland Villagers - MDC Activists
VOANews (USA): 27/10/2011 Source
Lwazi Sibanda, chairman for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T in Tsholotsho North, said members of the Mbiriya Ward executive have sought refuge at her home after being ordered out of the district. Villagers in Tsholotsho, in Matabeleland North said Thursday they have fled their homes because armed war veterans headed by Jabulani Sibanda are threatening to kill MDC supporters. Lwazi Sibanda said Jabulani Sibanda, chairman of the War Veterans Association, ordered MDC members to destroy their party cards and regalia. She said scores of MDC supporters are fleeing their homes fearing they will be victimized by the war veteran, who was said to be accompanied by two unidentified and armed members of the Central Intelligence Organization.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Zim Police Bans Three MDC Rallies
RadioVOP: 27/10/2011 Source
Police in Matabeleland North have banned three rallies planned for the weekend by the MDC-T, led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. The three rallies were supposed to be held in Victoria Falls, Binga and Lupane. Tsvangirai, was expected to be the guest of honour to drum up support for his party in forthcoming elections. MDC-T National Deputy Organising Secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, described the banning of the rallies as ‘frustrating’, saying: “We are going to defy the police ban and go ahead with the meetings; Matabeleland North police are now fighting the MDC-T.” Bhebhe said the police cited a high level of inter-state meetings which will require high security coverage in the three districts.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Binga Villagers Refuse To Grab White Owned Firms
RadioVOP: 25/10/2011 Source
Zanu-(PF) politburo member and Minister of Local Housing, Ignatius Chombo, was disappointed over the weekend after villagers here failed to agree with the minister’s call for the grabbing of white owned companies along the Zambezi river. Speaking at the Kujatana Nkubotu Peace Half Marathon race on Saturday , Chombo, as guest of honour, took advantage of the large crowd to campaign for Zanu-(PF), much to the dislike of the predominantly Tonga tribe present. “You people have not been voting well during previous elections. My party want you to take and own all those white fishing companies along the Zambezi River. That other party is protecting whites who don’t want indigenisation,” said Chombo amid disapproving murmurs from the crowd.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Zimbabwe's Chinamasa attacks Tsvangirai on gay rights
BBC (UK): 25/10/2011 Source
Zimbabwe's Justice Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, has rejected calls by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to enshrine gay rights in a new constitution. Mr Chinamasa told the BBC that gay rights could not be "smuggled" into the constitution, because most Zimbabweans opposed it. Earlier, Mr Tsvangirai told the BBC that gay rights were a "human right" that should be respected. In his reaction, Mr Chinamasa said Zimbabweans had firmly rejected gay rights when they were consulted on a new constitution during the government's outreach programme. "We all know what people said about gay rights - it's a total no; an almost 100% no," he told the BBC's Network Africa programme.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai's MDC Cries Foul Over Youth Member Arrests
VOANews (USA): 25/10/2011 Source
Local MDC official Jacob Gwature said two members were arrested Sunday and three others were picked up Monday on allegations they chanted the slogan “Mugabe mudenga, rovera pasi” at a youth forum in Glendale, Mashonaland Central. Officials of MDC-T in Mashonaland Central said five youth members were arrested on charges of undermining President Robert Mugabe's authority. The Shona slogan means, “Mugabe up, then on the ground.” Gwature said the five were being held at Bindura Central Police Station, and that officers of the Zimbabwe Republic Police's law and order section were seeking three others. Bindura Central police officers would neither confirm nor deny the arrests.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Army recruitment drive
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 25/10/2011 Source
Members of the public have expressed concern about a massive army recruitment exercise being carried out countrywide, with children of grade seven age being conscripted. At Nehanda Hall, youth mainly from surrounding farms and rural areas converged for a two day recruitment programme. Potential recruits holding grade seven certificates and above went through an oral selection on Saturday and then ran a 10 km race on Sunday. “It is suspicious for the army to recruit potential soldiers in this way given that the country is awash with jobless Ordinary and Advanced Level school leavers,” said a resident, Joseph Musonza. Soldiers spearheading the recruitment said that the recruitment was routine and there was nothing suspicious about it.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
UNICEF trucks misused
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 24/10/2011 Source
Police in Matabeleland North province have been accused of using vehicles donated for the Victim Friendly programme to crack down on human rights defenders. Since the initiation of Victim Friendly Court systems by the government, United Nations agencies such as UNICEF have been supporting the initiative with vehicles and resources. However, some of the vehicles are now being abused by the police. “... Last week a police vehicle with a UNICEF logo was seen in Lupane carrying MDC supporters who were arrested for campaigning for the MDC –T ahead of possible by-elections in the area…,” said a Lupane-based human rights activist, who said police were also using the vehicles to do normal policing duties.
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Public hearing meeting disrupted in Bulawayo
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 24/10/2011 Source
ZANU-PF supporters in Bulawayo forced the abandonment of a public hearing meeting on the Electoral Amendment Bill, simply because one contributor used the Shona language to address the gathering. The ZANU-PF crowd was against the use of Shona, insisting that the unidentified man should use either Ndebele or English. Douglas Mwonzora, chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, told the meeting that people were free to use any language to contribute. The ZANU-PF crowd refused to accept the use of Shona, while police details took no action to prevent the disturbances. Mwonzora then asked people to submit their views in writing, but the written submissions were then grabbed from an official, never to be seen again.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 8.1 (a) on the necessity of all Zimbabweans regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion to respect and observe Zimbabwe's national institutions, symbols, national programmes and events; and
  • 8.1 (b) that all Zimbabweans regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion have the right to benefit from and participate in all national programmes and events without let or hindrance.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
MDC-T MP for Mkoba arrested on false charges
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 24/10/2011 Source
Amos Chibaya, MDC-T MP for Mkoba, and Youth Assembly Midlands South provincial treasurer, Livingstone Chiminya, were both detained at Gweru central police station on Sunday facing charges of public violence. Wonder Tsuro, Midlands South provincial spokesman said on Monday that they were surprised to hear news of Chibaya’s arrest. Chibaya had been in Mberengwa for a rally on Saturday. He stopped at Guinea Fowl business centre, when he was confronted by some ZANU-PF youth. They tried to attack him, smashing his car windscreen but he was able to drive off safely. On Sunday Chibaya and Chiminya went to the police to make a report but were instead detained and charged with causing public violence.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Police disrupt Tsvangirai rally
Zimbabwe Standard, The (ZW): 23/10/2011 Source
NKAYI — Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was yesterday forced to abandon a rally in the Nesigwe area after police ordered the crowd to disperse during his address. MDC-T had on Friday secured a High Court order overturning a decision by Matabeleland North police to bar Tsvangirai from addressing weekend rallies in Nkayi North and South. A truckload of police arrived at the venue in Nkayi South and despite being shown the court order, they demanded that the crowd of about 1 000 people disperse immediately. Tsvangirai and other MDC-T officials tried to reason with the police officers who responded by threatening to call for reinforcements. The PM then stopped the meeting as the situation was turning volatile.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Grace Mugabe evicts 62 Mazowe families
Zimbabwe Standard, The (ZW): 23/10/2011 Source
Residents of Mazowe Valley are anxious after they were last week ordered to vacate their houses with immediate effect by the First Lady, Grace Mugabe, to make way for expansion of an orphanage she is building in the area. The area has no roads, no toilets or running water, a recipe for an outbreak of disease. Sources said the First Lady had initially promised to compensate residents but she has since ordered Mazowe Council to do it. The Council has no money and plans compensating the evictees by giving them more land. Residents said it would be difficult to build houses without financial compensation. They also feared that once they moved, they would not be compensated.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Empowerment taken too far
Zimbabwe Standard, The (ZW): 23/10/2011 Source
What may have started as a genuine need to empower locals has turned on its head with Zanu-PF youths grabbing properties countrywide, under the guise of the indigenisation programme. Zanu-PF youths and supporters have unleashed a reign of terror, forcing people out of buildings, which they claim to have taken over. In the latest episode, Zanu-PF youths invaded business premises in Mbare , threatening to take over the building and open spaces around it. Last Tuesday they occupied Angelbeck’s plot that houses 32 properties being leased to 87 tenants. Some of the affected properties include Club Matute, Chiduku Wholesalers and Retailers, Karima Cash and Carry among other businesses that include home industries operating from the plot.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Forced labour on farms owned by ZANU PF chefs
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 21/10/2011 Source
Farmers in Mutare South constituency are allegedly forcing workers to work against their will, a party official said. The workers, well known MDC-T activists, refused to be pushed into forced labour by the farmer, George Mureremba, a beneficiary of ZANU PF’s controversial land grab policy. Robert Saunyama, MDC-T district chairman, said Mureremba was enraged when his orders were not complied with, because he was trying to punish them for supporting Morgan Tsvangirai,’ Saunyama said. Mureremba and others went on a ‘frenzied attack’ last week Friday, beating up people, torching homes and destroying property. Six houses were burnt down and one worker sustained a broken hand. A report was lodged with police but no arrests made.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Riot police assault innocent civilians in Bulawayo
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 21/10/2011 Source
A truck full of police in anti-riot gear is reported to have descended on revelers at an arts festival in Bulawayo on Wednesday, assaulting innocent civilians. An increased presence of uniformed police has also been reported in the Bulawayo city centre. Victims said the police were not provoked by anyone. Others said the attack may have been an attempt to prevent demonstrations against the Transport Minister Nicholas Goche, who was in the city centre on Wednesday. There is also speculation the police are preparing to shut down the city and monitor people’s movements, ahead of the ZANU PF conference taking place there in December. The Bulawayo police were not available for comment.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Violence on the rise
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 21/10/2011 Source
Political violence is on the rise in Makoni district following the abduction and assault of MDC-T activists in the area last week. Zanu-(PF) is pressurising villagers to vote for the party in elections envisaged to be held next year. Soldiers and war veterans led by a senior army officer only identified as Chiganza, with the backup of Zanu-(PF) youth militia, are terrorising villagers. An MDC activist, Rison Bende, was last week Friday abducted and taken to 32 Infantry Battalion Army Barracks in Tsanzaguru where a torture base has been set up. He was found the following day dumped in the bush after being severely assaulted for supporting MDC-T. A report was made to police, but no action taken.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Activists arrested for “burning” Zanu (PF) banner
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 21/10/2011 Source
Police in Marondera arrested MDC-T vice District Youth Chairperson, Charles Ngwena, activists Brian ‘Gwekwerere’ Phiri and Shawn Chinhai last Tuesday for allegedly burning a Zanu-(PF) banner bearing Mugabe’s picture. According to police, the three pulled down the banner which was hoisted by Zanu-(PF) youths at Dombotombo Shopping Centre Sunday, moments before MDC-T President, Morgan Tsvangirai, addressed a rally at Rudhaka Stadium. The charges are denied by the accused. “I am sure police investigations are in progress,” said MDC-T vice provincial organiser, Boniface Tagwireyi. Police was also reported to be keen to arrest and investigate MDC-T Marondera Central District Main Vice Chairperson and councillor ward 4, Caleb Marange, in connection with the ‘torched’ Mugabe banner.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
NGOs chased away
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 21/10/2011 Source
Residents here have blamed Zanu-(PF) for exposing them to permanent hunger after the party chased away two NGOs that were providing them with food. The two NGOs were offering humanitarian assistance to the residents in the drought prone area. "… if we do not have any food allocations immediately some people might die. We used to have … irrigation schemes that sustained our lives with the help of NGOs, but since the NGOs were chased away most of us have been exposed to hunger," said a traditional leader in the area. Munacho Mutezo a Zanu-(PF) politburo member who is eyeing the Chimanimani West constituency was blamed for chasing away the NGOs.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 16.1 In times of need, every Zimbabwean regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion is entitled to request and receive humanitarian and food assistance from the State.
  • 16.2 It is the primary responsibility of the State to ensure that every Zimbabwean who needs humanitarian and food assistance receives it.
Electoral Amendment hearings suspended due to ZPF violence
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 20/10/2011 Source
Intimidation and vocal disruptions by ZANU-PF elements during public hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill have forced the parliamentary committee to call for written submissions only, in order to protect contributors. A decision to cancel public hearings in at least three districts was reached after ZANU-PF thugs caused chaos, making it impossible for people to make contributions freely. In Masvingo on Wednesday, a group of mostly of ZANU-PF women repeatedly broke into song whenever suspected MDC supporters were expressing their views. On Monday in Marondera, hearings at Nehanda Hall were cancelled after ZANU-PF supporters prevented anyone suspected to be MDC from contributing by chanting slogans and singing songs. People were also verbally threatened.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 8.1 (a) on the necessity of all Zimbabweans regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion to respect and observe Zimbabwe's national institutions, symbols, national programmes and events; and
  • 8.1 (b) that all Zimbabweans regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion have the right to benefit from and participate in all national programmes and events without let or hindrance.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Court hearing for MDC youths, chairman today
Daily News (ZW): 20/10/2011 Source
HARARE - The case of the Glen View residents who are accused of killing a police officer in the suburb in March was yesterday postponed to today. MDC youth chairman, Solomon Madzore and 27 other Glen View residents are accused of murdering police officer, Petros Mutedza. Lawyers representing the residents, most of whom are MDC-T party members, are today expected to file an application for refusal of further remand. Crowds of activists sang and danced outside the courts as the 28 were appearing before Magistrate Don Ndirowei. Hordes of riot police officers could be seen milling outside the court keeping a vigil on MDC supporters who last week staged an impromptu demonstration following the arrest of Madzore.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Mtukudzi partners with ZBC in radio licence application
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 19/10/2011 Source
Public hearings to scrutinize applicants for the radio broadcast licenses on offer from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) started this week. Media groups and experts have already dismissed the process as lacking transparency. Journalists were not even allowed to record the proceedings, which are supposed to be open to the public. 15 applications were received by BAZ, yet only four were shortlisted for the hearings. BAZ offered no explanation why the other 11 have been excluded. Reportedly BAZ has not even informed unsuccessful applicants. The first hearing focused on KISS FM. Eyebrows were raised when KISS FM announced that their station would have a temporary arrangement to broadcast news from the state run ZBC radio.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 19.1(a) that the government shall ensure the immediate processing by the appropriate authorities of all applications for re-registration and registration in terms of both the Broadcasting Services Act as well as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
  • 19.1(d) that steps be taken to ensure that the public media provides balanced and fair coverage to all political parties for their legitimate political activities.
White-owned businesses must pay - Zanu youths
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 19/10/2011 Source
Bulawayo - Zanu-(PF) youths have resolved to force white company owners in the city to contribute cash towards the hosting of the party’s national annual people’s conference scheduled here in December. The resolution to solicit cash from white-owned companies was reached at the party’s Bulawayo province annual youth conference held last week. According to party sources attending the meeting, all party organs are required to raise specific amounts of money for the hosting of the conference, which is to be turned into a congress. “… We have compiled a list of all whites who owns mines in the city… We will start moving door-to-door demanding cash for the conference,” said a Magwegwe party district official.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
Madzore’s bail judgment set for Thursday
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 18/10/2011 Source
MDC-T youth leader Solomon Madzore will have to wait until Thursday to find out if he will be set free from custody on murder charges. Madzore was arrested two weeks ago and is facing trumped-up charges of murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza in Glen View, back in May. The bail application by Madzore was first postponed from last week Wednesday to Friday. On Friday it was postponed to Monday after the State prosecutor said he was not ready. On Monday Justice Hlekani Mwayera postponed the ruling to Tuesday, saying she needed time to review the state’s response. On Tuesday it was decided that judgment will be delivered on Thursday.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
ZANU PF youths disrupt public hearing on electoral law bill
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 17/10/2011 Source
ZANU-PF youths on Monday disrupted a public hearing on the Electoral Amendment Bill being conducted at Nehanda Hall in Marondera. The incident comes soon after an attempt in the same town to disrupt a weekend MDC rally addressed by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Makoni South MP, Pishai Mucharauya, who is part of the parliamentary committee conducting the hearings, said a few minutes into the debate, ZANU-PF thugs started chanting slogans and prevented perceived MDC supporters from contributing to the debate. The meeting was supposed to mark the beginning of a series of nationwide public consultations on the Bill, ending in Harare 24th October. Monday’s meeting had to be aborted because of the ZANU-PF thugs.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 8.1 (a) on the necessity of all Zimbabweans regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion to respect and observe Zimbabwe's national institutions, symbols, national programmes and events; and
  • 8.1 (b) that all Zimbabweans regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion have the right to benefit from and participate in all national programmes and events without let or hindrance.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Zimbabwe Minister Accuses NGOs of Destabilization in League With West
VOANews (USA): 17/10/2011 Source
Zimbabwean Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo has accused civic groups of working with the West to promote instability and an agenda of regime change. National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations Secretary-General Godwin Phiri said such attacks on NGOs have long been a feature of Zimbabwean politics Phiri said it is time ministers avoided such rhetoric as Zimbabwean NGOs are making a critical contribution to national development Speaking late last week in Zaka district, Chombo said NGOs should seek to complement government efforts rather than, as he charged, trying to destabilize it with the help of Western nations. Chombo also said all non-governmental organization programs should be approved by relevant government authorities or face closure.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 16.4 (c) that all displaced persons shall be entitled to humanitarian and food assistance to enable them to return and settle in their original homes and that social welfare organisations shall be allowed to render such assistance as might be required.
Madzore’s urgent bail application postponed again
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 17/10/2011 Source
The High court on Monday again postponed an urgent application by MDC-T Youth Assembly leader, Solomon Madzore, to be released from custody on bail. Madzore was arrested two weeks ago, facing trumped-up charges of murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza in Glen View, back in May. The bail application by Madzore was first postponed from last week Wednesday to Friday. On Friday it was postponed to Monday after the State prosecutor said he was not ready. On Monday Justice Hlekani Mwayera postponed the ruling to Tuesday, saying she needed time to review the state’s response. The State is opposing bail claiming Madzore has been on the run for the past five months and is a flight risk.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Illegal Panners Should Not Be Arrested - Minister
RadioVOP: 15/10/2011 Source
Minister of Indigenisation, Saviour Kasukuwere has warned the police to abstain from arresting gold panners saying there was nothing illegal about the panning. Speaking during a public lecture on Poverty Alleviation Through Indeginisation, Minister Saviour Kasukuwere urged the police to stop harassing and arresting illegal panners in the country regardless of environmentalists’ concerns. Kasukuwere said it was a shame that the mining sector which is foreign owned, continued to loot the country’s resources while being escorted by the police, while local panners who he said were trying to eke an honest living were being harassed by the same police. The Environmental Management Authority has blamed them for destroying the environment.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Political violence grips Masvingo
Daily News (ZW): 15/10/2011 Source
MASVINGO - Suspected Zanu-PF thugs set ablaze the homestead of an MDC-T official in Bikita South. The attack on MDC secretary Hazwell Muchemwa’s homestead in Matiore village, comes barely a week after a bus belonging to Bikita South MP Jani Vharandeni was torched. MDC Masvingo provincial spokesperson Harrison Mudzuri warned Zanu-PF and government that his party will not fold hands and watch while its members are attacked. Muchemwa said he lost property worth thousands of dollars during the attack. He said he believed this was done because Zanu-PF members were not happy with role he played together with Vharandeni in organising transport for people to attend a recent rally addressed by Tsvangirai in Gutu.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Madzore bail hearing postponed again
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 14/10/2011 Source
The High Court on Friday failed again to proceed with the bail application hearing for Solomon Madzore, the MDC-T Youth Assembly chairperson arrested last week. For the second time this week the State Prosecutor, Edmore Nyazamba, claimed he was not ready to make presentations. The hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday, but at the time Nyazamba told the court he was “overwhelmed”. Then on Friday the investigating officer said he had not yet completed “investigations” and asked that the case be postponed to Monday. Madzore was arrested last week and is facing trumped-up charges of murdering police officer Petros Mutedza in Glen View, back in May.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
SA Ambassador to Zimbabwe criticises lawless farm invasions
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 14/10/2011 Source
South Africa’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Vusi Mavimbela, has expressed concern at continued lawless invasions of farms owned by South African citizens in Zimbabwe. On Thursday Mavimbela met Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and reminded him the farm seizures violated a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement signed between the two countries in 2009. “Some of the things are happening not only to the South African companies, but also to the farmers …” Mavimbela said of the meeting with the PM. “Some of the clauses in that agreement say that even if farmers are evicted they need to be compensated for improvements made on the farms,” he added. He said the police claim they can’t intervene.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 5.9 (c) ensure security of tenure to all land holders.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
ZIMBABWE - Some are more indigenous than others
IRIN (UN): 14/10/2011 Source
Stallholders at Mupedzanhamo market on the outskirts of Harare thought they were immune to the 2008 Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, which requires large businesses such as banks and mining companies to relinquish at least 51 percent of their shares or interests to indigenous Zimbabweans. They were wrong. Recently groups of youths have descended on the market, brandishing letters allegedly authorising them to eject any trader they believe is opposed to the black empowerment programme. ‘‘They accused me and other stallholders of belonging to MDC, which they said is opposed to indigenisation, and said we should stop doing business at Mupedzanhamo. Hundreds of MDC supporters have been booted out this year,’’ said a stallholder.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Police bar PTUZ march
Daily News (ZW): 14/10/2011 Source
Police barred members of Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) from marching in Harare to demonstrate against continued harassment of teachers countrywide. They wanted to demonstrate against the dismissal and victimisation of teachers who were given a blanket amnesty by the government in 2009 to return to work after they had absconded from their duties seeking greener pastures in neighbouring countries. PTUZ secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said the union had mobilised its members to march in the city but were stopped by the police. “Teachers given amnesty to return to their teaching stations are being victimised and dismissed from work. The amnesty has ended and this is what we want to demonstrate against,” said Majongwe.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 12.1 (a) to work together in a manner which guarantees the full implementation and realisation of the right to freedom of association and assembly; and
  • 12.1 (b) that the Government shall undertake training programmes, workshops and meetings for the police and other enforcement agencies directed at the appreciation of the right of freedom of assembly and association and the proper interpretation, understanding and application of the provisions of security legislation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Citrus farms lie idle as land grabbers give up
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 14/10/2011 Source
Citrus farms that used to generate foreign currency for the country as well as providing oranges for local beverage companies are lying idle. A survey conducted indicates that Zanu (PF) politicians who grabbed the most productive citrus farms in Chegutu from their commercial owners have deserted them after disposing of valuable equipment. On Lionsvale farm, grabbed by former deputy minister Bright Matonga, orange trees are dying from lack of attention. Most of the equipment grabbed by Matonga is grounded. The story is the same at Stockdale Estates, which was grabbed by Senate President Edna Madzongwe`s son. Madzongwe abandoned the farm after selling the equipment. Hippovalle farm, grabbed by Zimpapers journalist Emilia Zindi, is also being underutilised.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 5.9 (b) ensure that all Zimbabweans who are eligible ... shall be considered for allocation of land irrespective of race, gender, religion, ethnicity or political affiliation;
  • 5.9 (f) work together for the restoration of full productivity on all agricultural land.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
Army campaigns for Zanu (PF)
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 14/10/2011 Source
In an attempt to prop up dwindling support for Zanu-(PF) in rural areas, the Zimbabwe National Army has embarked on an `input donation` scheme countrywide. The exercise is being bankrolled by the army charity programme run by ZNA Commander Lieutenant Phillip Sibanda. Inputs were sourced from seed houses. On Wednesday, over 21 chiefs from Manicaland province gathered in Nyanyadzi where they received the inputs from Major General Martin Chedondo. Villagers were told that the army was working with chiefs to make sure that Zanu-(PF) regained all the seats it lost to MDC-T during the 2008 elections. Brigadier Douglas Nyikayaramba warned villagers not to vote against President Robert Mugabe as “he was not going anywhere”.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 14.1 (a) commit themselves to ensuring the political neutrality of traditional leaders; and
  • 14.1 (b) call upon traditional leaders not to engage in partisan political activities at national level as well as in their communities.
  • 16.1 In times of need, every Zimbabwean regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion is entitled to request and receive humanitarian and food assistance from the State.
  • 16.4 (a) that in the fulfillment of its obligations above, the Government and all State Institutions and quasi State Institutions shall render humanitarian and food assistance without discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation or religion;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Corruption rocks multi-million Ethanol project in Chisumbanje
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 13/10/2011 Source
Chisumbanje ethanol plant is reportedly embroiled in corruption allegations, following revelations that government only controls 10 percent of the project shares. State media says the project, in which government is meant to have a controlling stake of 51 percent, has sucked in Joseph Made, the Agriculture Minister. During a Parliamentary meeting, at which Made gave evidence, it was discovered the project did not comply with indigenization laws. The project was established between ARDA and two firms, Macdon Investments and Ratings Investments, the latter two owned by business magnate, Billy Rautenbach. A source alleged that Macdon and Ratings are foreign registered companies with a 90% shareholding owned by Rautenbach. Arda, representing the government, controls only 10 percent.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
The MDC Today - 13 October 2011
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 13/10/2011 Source
Teddy Chipere, MDC Manicaland provincial Secretary for Mines and Natural Resources was kidnapped in Rusape at gunpoint this morning and is still detained at 3 Brigade in Tsanzaguru. Chipere was abducted from his workshop in Vhengere by a group of soldiers in an army truck and taken to 3 Brigade in Tsanzaguru. Reasons for the abduction are still unknown but he is still detained at the army barracks. A report was made at Rusape Police Station but no action has been taken by the police. The MDC demands the release of Chipere from the army barracks and that if he has committed any crime, then proper procedures with the appropriate authorities should have been done.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Madzore bail hearing fails to take place Wednesday
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 13/10/2011 Source
The bail application for Solomon Madzore, the MDC-T Youth Assembly chairperson, failed to kick off as scheduled on Wednesday at the High Court, after State Prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba claimed he could not make presentations because he was “overwhelmed”. Madzore was arrested last week and is facing trumped-up charges of murdering police officer Petros Mutedza in Glen View back in May. Police arrested only MDC-T supporters, claiming party activists killed the cop at a local pub, despite evidence many were not even at that location on the day. Without a prosecutor Madzore’s hearing was postponed to Friday by Justice Hlekani Mwayera and he was remanded in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
MDC-T official beaten by soldiers for wearing Obama t-shirt
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 13/10/2011 Source
Teddy Chipere, MDC-T provincial secretary for Mines and Natural Resources is recovering in Rusape, after being badly beaten by soldiers for wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt. On Thursday a soldier asked why he was not wearing a Robert Mugabe t-shirt. ‘Chipere politely told him he it was because he did not support Mugabe or ZANU PF, angering the soldier. The soldier returned with a group of 12 armed soldiers from 3.2 infantry battalion, which is under the command of Brigadier-General Douglas Nyikayaramba. The soldiers drove off with Chipere and took him to a farm called TikiTiki, outside Rusape. The soldiers severely beat, kicked and punched him and threatened to abuse him, then drove him back to town.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
War 'Vets' Torch MDC Legislator's Bus
RadioVOP: 11/10/2011 Source
Masvingo - Suspected war veterans on Sunday night set ablaze a bus belonging to the an MDC-T Legislator at Mashoko mission business centre here. Bikita south MP, Jani Vharandeni, said that he suspected that it was the work of Zanu-PF war veterans who accused him of ferrying villagers from his constituency to a rally for the late Gutu South legislator and Public Affairs Minister, Eliphas Mukoneweshuro that was addressed by Tsvangirai the previous day in Gutu. Vharandeni operates a fleet of buses in the district plying under the name Mabuku bus services. “… I think war veterans are behind this because they have been threatening me and my people for going to the rally…” he said.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
All night pungwes for Chayemiti
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 11/10/2011 Source
Villagers in Chayemiti area in Chimanimani are being forced to attend all night Zanu-(PF) political vigils (pungwes) by local headman, Paul Njikizana. Villagers said headman Njikizana and Zanu-(PF) youths in the area were moving around at night forcing villagers to attend vigils where the Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, and his party are denounced. “Since the talk of elections by President Robert Mugabe started two weeks ago, we have never enjoyed peace here … Anyone who fails to attend is branded a sell out,” said a teacher. The vigils were held every Monday and Friday near the school. Another villager, said he was fined a chicken last week for not releasing his children to attend the pungwes.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 14.1 (a) commit themselves to ensuring the political neutrality of traditional leaders; and
  • 14.1 (b) call upon traditional leaders not to engage in partisan political activities at national level as well as in their communities.
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Bennett out as Tsvangirai appoints new ministers
NewZimbabwe.com (ZW): 10/10/2011 Source
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was forced into a mini-reshuffle of his government team following the death of Public Service Minister Elphas Mukonoweshuro and Mugabe’s trenchant refusal to swear-in Roy Bennett as Deputy Agriculture Minister. Trade unionist Lucia Matibenga stepped into the vacant Public Service portfolio and Seiso Moyo, MP for Nketa, was named Deputy Minister for Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development. Mugabe had previously refused to accept him into Cabinet, originally citing treason charges he was facing. Despite saying that Bennett, who now lives in exile, would be sworn in should he be cleared of the charges, Mugabe went back on his word after the former Chimanimani MP was acquitted in May this year.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 20.1.1 In the exercise of executive authority, the President, Vice Presidents, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers must have regard to the principles and spirit underlying the formation of the Inclusive Government and accordingly act in a manner that seeks to promote cohesion both inside and outside government.
  • 20.1.2(g) The President and the Prime Minister will agree on the allocation of Ministries between them for the purpose of day-to-day supervision.
  • 20.1.3 (k)(The President)formally appoints Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in accordance with this agreement;
Zimbabwe Army Chief Sounds Alarm on US, British 'Recolonization' Effort
VOANews (USA): 10/10/2011 Source
General Sibanda told army recruits that Britain and the United States were working with, 'our misguided brothers and sisters as their agents' to effect regime change, this a thinly-veiled reference to the MDC. Zimbabwean National Army Commander General Philip Sibanda called on the military to remain on high alert to defend the country from what he described as "recolonization" efforts by western countries. Sibanda told the recruits to stand ready to defend Zimbabwe, adding that “we say no to regime change,” the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported. Spokesman Nhlanhla Dube of the MDC formation headed by Welshman Ncube said Sibanda’s remarks were misguided because Harare is under no threat from the United States or from Britain.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Chipangano attack leaves three MDC activists in hospital
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 10/10/2011 Source
Three MDC-T supporters were on Friday admitted to a private clinic in Harare after being attacked in the capital by the Chipangano gang. Ten other MDC-T supporters were injured in the attack. About 50 members of the ZANU-PF thugs waylaid the MDC-T activists along Simon Mazorodze road and robbed them of cash and mobile phones. Ten activists were treated and discharged from the clinic but three were hospitalised. Two of the hospitalised victims were named as Vengesai Chigoriro and Prince Mwenezhi. ‘The three are being treated for injuries ranging from broken ribs, broken legs and a suspected fractured skull. They were stabbed with screw drivers and struck by stones, iron bars and sticks,’ the paper said.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Charamba claims Gukurahundi ‘a closed topic’
Nehanda Radio: 09/10/2011 Source
President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba on Thursday said the emotive Gukurahundi issue is now water under the bridge amid reports of fresh mass graves being found at a primary school in Lupane. The graves are believed to contain bodies of victims of the 1980s massacres. Charamba said President Robert Mugabe has already spoken with finality on the matter when he described it as a “moment of madness.” “That is a closed topic and people who want to talk about that era should know it.” However, Charamba said those still stuck in the Gukurahundi issue are agents of the Americans only interested in the post-independent issues and ignoring the atrocities committed against Zimbabweans before independence.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 19.1 (e) that the public and private media shall refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or that unfairly undermines political parties and other organisations. To this end, the inclusive government shall ensure that appropriate measures are taken to achieve this objective.
Zanu PF Accused Of Coercing Supporters In Hurungwe
RadioVOP: 09/10/2011 Source
Hurungwe - Villagers here are concerned that they will lose out on an inputs scheme yet to be implemented by Government for communal farmers, if they do not buy Zanu-PF party cards - despite calls by President Robert Mugabe that people must not be coerced. ‘’We are under pressure to buy these cards to benefit in future handouts. We are doing this out of fear as those who do not subscribe to Zanu-PF are automatically labelled opposition members’’ said a villager near the business centre, who refused to be named for fear of victimisation. Another traditional leader confirmed that they are now having their records adjusted with information accompanied with Zanu-PF card membership .
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 16.1 In times of need, every Zimbabwean regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation and religion is entitled to request and receive humanitarian and food assistance from the State.
  • 16.2 It is the primary responsibility of the State to ensure that every Zimbabwean who needs humanitarian and food assistance receives it.
  • 16.4 (a) that in the fulfillment of its obligations above, the Government and all State Institutions and quasi State Institutions shall render humanitarian and food assistance without discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation or religion;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Madzore remanded in custody on murder charges
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 07/10/2011 Source
MDC-T Youth Assembly secretary general, Promise Mkwananzi, on Friday warned that ZANU PF is committing ‘political suicide’ by arresting their youth leader on murder charges. ‘This is a political game that will backfire spectacularly for ZANU PF. This tendency to arrest senior MDC-T officials ahead of elections is a political game that is now working against them. Just wait and see how they are going to lose dismally in the next poll,’ Mkwananzi said. Madzore appeared in court Friday and was remanded to 19th October. He was picked up by police on Tuesday. Police have charged him with the murder of Inspector Petros Mutedza, who died five months ago in Glen View.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Williams, Mahlangu appear in court
Sokwanele.com: 07/10/2011 Source
WOZA leaders Jennifer Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu appeared in Court in Bulawayo 6th, but were remanded to 12 December (most prosecutors being on strike). Members arrested alongside Williams and Mahlangu at the 21 September Peace Day protest filed a complaint against Riot squad officers on that day. The ten complained that officers who beat and arrested them used foul language on all protestors. The Officer commanding Crime Prevention Unit, Sergeant J. Dzikiti called the women ‘Beche’ the Shona language word for Vagina and also ‘Beche ramai vako’ (your mothers vagina). Sgt Dzikiti was identified but refused to accompany the women to the investigating officer. His name and force number were submitted to the investigating officer.
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Youths target empty buildings in Bulawayo
Mail and Guardian Online, The (RSA): 07/10/2011 Source
Zanu-PF youths -- in collaboration with senior party bigwigs -- are spearheading the illegal invasion of buildings and properties in Bulawayo under the guise of empowerment. A resolution passed in Bulawayo last week by Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, Zanu-PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo and Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu will pave the way for Zanu-PF youths to take over nearly 70 unoccupied buildings in the city. Amen Mpofu, deputy mayor of Bulawayo, said: "These invasions are making it really difficult for the city council to attract investors. The city council … is working day and night trying to address the issue of company relocations in the city, … other people have their own political agendas."
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
Tsvangirai's movements curtailed
Financial Gazette, The (ZW): 06/10/2011 Source
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has complained to President Robert Mugabe over what he views as machinations by his main rival to create no-go areas for MDC-T in perceived Zanu-PF strongholds ahead of fresh polls. The premier, who has been touring the country to assess the levels of poverty as well as the state of development, prevented from venturing into some parts of Mashonaland by Zanu-PF agent provocateurs at the behest of their provincial leadership. Last Friday, a mob of Zanu-PF supporters blocked the MDC-T leader from visiting market stalls at Murehwa Shopping Centre in Mashonaland East amid threats of violence, whilst last week in Murehwa North, the Zanu-PF leadership mobilised villagers against meeting the premier.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
CIO, cops tortured me to confess - Kuzipa
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 05/10/2011 Source
State security agents tortured a diamond dealer until he passed out to make him confess to working with MDC-99 leader Job Sikhala in shady Marange diamond deals, a Magistrates Court heard on Friday. The state accuses Sikhala, the leader of a breakaway MDC faction, of kidnapping diamond dealer Mapurisa Tonderai Kuzipa in what the MDC-99 leader says is a trumped-up charge. Prosecutors claim Sikhala gave Kuzipa money to buy diamonds, but he allegedly did not supply the precious stones. Kuzipa denied ever having any dealings with Sikhala or receiving any money. He further told the court that police and intelligence operatives tortured him until he lost consciousness to force him into making a confession implicating Sikhala.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
Zimbabwe Police Charge MDC Youth Leader Madzore With Murder of Cop
VOANews (USA): 05/10/2011 Source
Solomon Madzore, head of the youth assembly of MDC-T was picked up on Tuesday at his home in the Waterfalls section of Harare by Law and Order Section detectives and was being held at Rhodesville Police Station. Police brought a charge of murder against Madzore in the May killing of police inspector Petros Mutedza. His arrest brought to 27 the number of MDC members charged in the death of Mutedza in an incident at a Glen View bar. Eight members continued to be held by police after High Court judge Justice Tendai Uchena dismissed their bail applications. Lawyer Gift Mtisi, representing Madzore, said he hopes that his client will be arraigned in court on Thursday.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
MDC youth leader arrested
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 04/10/2011 Source
President of the MDC Youth Assembly, Solomon Madzore, has been arrested and detained on unknown charges, in what the youth group has slammed as another show of partisan policing in Zimbabwe. Madzore was arrested at his house in Waterfalls on Tuesday afternoon by six members of the Law and Order unit. He was taken to Harare Central Police Station where is he still being held. Youth Assembly spokesperson Clifford Hlatywayo said on Tuesday that a lawyer was sent to Madzore, but the lawyer was denied access to him when he went to Harare Central. “So we still don’t even know why he has been arrested or what he is being charged with,” Hlatywayo said.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
Two MDC-T officials injured in unprovoked attack
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 04/10/2011 Source
Two MDC-T officials from Chipinge were on Sunday evening waylaid and assaulted by a ZANU-PF mob while returning home from a rally in Chisuma, a party official said on Tuesday. The incident took place opposite Garahwa secondary school in Chipinge South. Forget Hlomani, the secretary for youth and Nyasha Madhodha, the district secretary for Chipinge were stopped by a ZANU-PF mob of about 20 allegedly sponsored by former Zanu-PF MP for the area, Enock Porusingazi. The mob assaulted them with logs and stones, took their valuables and drove them to a police station where the MDC-T officials were accused of assaulting some of the mob’s members. Sanity prevailed eventually and the two were released on Monday.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 10 Recognising that the right to canvas and freely mobilise for political support is the cornerstone of any multi-party democratic system, the Parties have agreed that there should be free political activity throughout Zimbabwe within the ambit of the law in which all political parties are able to propagate their views and canvass for support, free of harassment and intimidation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 13.2 (a) that there be inclusion in the training curriculum of members of the uniformed forces of the subjects on human rights, international humanitarian law and statute law so that there is greater understanding and full appreciation of their roles and duties in a multi-party democratic system;
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 18.5(g) to work together to ensure the security of all persons and property;
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Beatrice farmer and 84 workers threatened with eviction
SW Radio Africa (ZW): 03/10/2011 Source
A commercial farmer in Beatrice and his 84 workers were all handed eviction notices last Friday and ordered to vacate the property by the end of the week. Wayne Greaves and his staff are in the process of moving their belongings off Enondo B farm. The court sheriff warned he would return this week and anyone left on the property would be arrested. An ‘offer’ letter for the farm was first served on Greaves in February. Greaves already gave up two farms in 2002. An appeal is now being voiced for support for Greaves, his 84 farm labourers and their extended families, a total of more than 450 people, who are set to lose everything.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 5.9 (b) ensure that all Zimbabweans who are eligible ... shall be considered for allocation of land irrespective of race, gender, religion, ethnicity or political affiliation;
  • 5.9 (c) ensure security of tenure to all land holders.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
Mr Land Grab at it again in Zimbabwe
Times Live (SA): 02/10/2011 Source
Zimbabwe's Minister of Home Affairs, Kembo Mohadi, who already owns vast tracts of farmland, has been accused of gross nepotism after grabbing more land from neighbouring resettled farmers to give to his son and nephew. Last year, he was accused by the Commercial Farmers' Union of being behind an invasion of a lodge on Benlynian Game Ranch, 46km from the South African border. In the latest dispute, a dispossessed farmer said Mohadi had seized plots bordering Zvovhe Dam, leaving them landless and without means of survival. "Mohadi threatened my mother with a gun … saying he was untouchable. He will kill people on the farm and nothing will happen to him," he said. Mohadi refused to comment.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 5.9 (c) ensure security of tenure to all land holders.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 11.1 (a) respect and uphold the Constitution and other laws of the land;
  • 11.1 (b) adhere to the principles of the Rule of Law.
  • 18.5(i) to refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or unfairly undermine each other.
Kasukuwere misled the nation - MDC youths
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 01/10/2011 Source
MDC-T Youth Assembly has denied claims by Zanu-PF’s empowerment point man, Savior Kasukuwere, that it had asked to be included in the looting of foreign companies under the guise of indigenisation. Secretary General, Promise Mkwananzi, and President, Solomon Madzore, said it was impossible to have an empowered society in an environment where people were still suffering from political violence. They dismissed as “a blatant lie” Kasukuwere’s statement to the press that they had sought to be involved in the empowerment crusade, where Zanu-PF is stripping investors of 51 percent of their shareholding. Mkwananzi confirmed the assembly met Kasukuwere, but said the MDC youths did not want shares for themselves but for the people of Zimbabwe.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.
  • 13.2 (b) ensuring that all state organs and institutions strictly observe the principles of the Rule of Law and remain non-partisan and impartial;
  • 19.1 (e) that the public and private media shall refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or that unfairly undermines political parties and other organisations. To this end, the inclusive government shall ensure that appropriate measures are taken to achieve this objective.
Mine grab will only benefit clever ones - Supa
Zimbabwean, The (ZW): 01/10/2011 Source
Ordinary Zimbabweans will not benefit from the forced indigenisation of foreign-owned mines because they are not clever enough, says Supa Mandiwanzira, president of the Affirmative Action Group. The former broadcaster, who has become fabulously wealthy on the indigenisation ticket, said: “We shall not lie to people that everyone will benefit from the 51% policy.” He said it was “only the clever ones that are near the opportunities and have the knowledge of the companies that will benefit". Mandiwanzira took a swipe at his Zanu-PF masters, who are fighting for shares in the lucrative Zimplats platinum mine. He said every Zimbabwean should benefit from big profit-making companies instead of one person.
  • 2. Declaration of Commitment
  • 3.1(a) to give priority to the restoration of economic stability and growth in Zimbabwe.
  • 7.1 (a) will ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin and will work towards equal access to development for all;
  • 7.1 (d) will strive to create an environment of tolerance and respect among Zimbabweans and that all citizens are treated with dignity and decency irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin or political affiliation.