Monthly Archives: March 2018

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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MATABELELAND TIMBER A SOURCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

  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 … Continue reading

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Matabeleland Villagers Challenge Mnangagwa on Land Issue

    Matobo villagers in Matabeleland South Province have demanded; through a Motion presented to the Senate Chambers by their legislator Senator Sithembile Mlotshwa on 07 March 2018; that President Emmerson Mnangagwa honours the Constitution of Zimbabwe and ensure justice … Continue reading

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“IN BINGA THERE ARE MURDERERS”: M.P CHINOTIMBA

“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 … Continue reading

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CHAMISA ADMITS TO TRIBAL ‘SHONALIZATION OF ZIMBABWE’

MDC Alliance and Member of Parliament, Mr Nelson Chamisa has agreed that there is deliberate marginalization and underdevelopment of non-shona tribes in Zimbabwe referring to the process as the ‘shonalization’ of the country. Chamisa who was speaking at an MDC … Continue reading

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MATABELELAND WOMEN ARE RESPECTABLE ACTIVISTS THAT TRANSFORM LIVES

On this year’s International Women’s Day, Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) calls on the progressive world community to join us to recognise and celebrate all the women from more than 12 tribal and ethnic minority groups in the Matabeleland … Continue reading

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