Blame the Ndebeles for Gukurahundi: Robert Mugabe

In a one-on-one interview with one of the leading Zimbabwean Newspapers, The Standard, former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has blamed the people of Matabeleland and ZAPU for the Gukurahundi genocide that claimed over 20,000 innocent civilian lives in Matabeleland region of Zimbabwe. As Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights we note with concern the continued denialist... Continue Reading →

Press Statement by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission on the Doctors Strike

[26th March 2018] The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has taken note of and is concerned about the impasse between the Government of Zimbabwe and members of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) who have been on strike since the 1st of March 2018.  The stalemate in negotiations has led to a prolonged job action by the doctors, leading... Continue Reading →


  Despite an abundance of forestry areas where timber logging is a multi-million dollar business, most communities in Lupane, Nkayi and Tsholotsho (in Matabeleland North Province of Zimbabwe) where the prime teak wood of Zimbabwe is harvested still experiences high levels of underdevelopment and poor social services infrastructure. Timber has been logged for years in... Continue Reading →


“in Binga, we know that there are murderers and soldiers should stay there” (Joseph Chinotimba speaking in Parliament on Tuesday 13 March 2018) Contrary to Section 56 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe on equality and non-discrimination; national, ethnic and linguistic minority communities of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe continue to face institutionalized discrimination and labelling which violates... Continue Reading →

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