Monthly Archives: January 2019

Rural Students Worst Hit by Teachers Strike

As the strike by Zimbabwean teachers is set to continue amid economic upheavals and government reluctance to give in to the civil servants demands, MIHR has established that rural students, followed by students in high density – low income urban … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe government response to ZHRC report

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“Everyone has the right to protest” – Zimbabwe President

The president of Zimbabwe Emerson Mnangagwa has reiterated that eveeyone has the right to protest in Zimbabwe but such right should be practised peacefully. Upon his return from the Russian trip, Mnangagwa took to his microblogging site Twitter and expressed … Continue reading

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“Violence or misconduct by our security forces is unacceptable” – Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has castigated the violent protests and condemned security services brutality to civilians and also called for a national dialogue on Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa took to his microblogging site Twitter and posted the following thread: “One week ago, … Continue reading

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High Court Sets Aside Internet Shutdown Directives – MISA

Statement by Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe on 21 January 2019) High Court sets aside internet shut down directives  High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu on 21 January 2019 ruled that the Minister of State in the President’s Office … Continue reading

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Internet blockage an affront to human rights

The government of Zimbabwe has blocked social media and internet since Tuesday 15 January 2019 around 8am as the shutdown protests sparked by fuel prices escalated. The government’s argument is that social media is being used to mobilize and incite … Continue reading

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Use of children as looting hands worrying

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights is gravely concerned by the recent developments where children were used to loot shops in the western suburbs of Bulawayo during the violent protests that happened on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January 2019. As … Continue reading

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MIHR condemns violent protests

  Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) condemns the violence that characterised the Bulawayo protests today 14 January 2019. While we always reiterated that people have the Constitutional right to demonstrate and petition, we always equally emphasise that the right … Continue reading

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MIHR CONCERNED ABOUT THE ARBITRARY EVICTION OF UMGUZA VILLAGERS

MIHR expresses it’s grave concern at the arbitrary eviction of over 80 families who were evicted arbitrarily at MacDonald’s bricks farm in Umguza district along Gwanda road just at the outskirts of Bulawayo. The families that spoke to MIHR said … Continue reading

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