St Peters Villagers Shocked by BCC Rangers Shooting Rampage

(Cartridge collected in scene - picture courtesy of local citizens) On Saturday 30 April 2022, Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) received a report of Council rangers allegedly shooting a young man at St Peters Village in peri-urban Bulawayo ward 17 on the morning of the same day (Saturday) over a beer change dispute. The... Continue Reading →

Waste Pickers – Bulawayo’s solid waste good samaritans

Like the biblical parable traveler who was robbed, stripped, beaten and left by the road side to die, only to be saved by a societal underdog - a samaritan passerby, the City of Bulawayo's solid waste management nightmare is being ameliorated by the poor, marginalized, unrecognized and often discriminated upon waste pickers. Between the month... Continue Reading →

16 CBOs Endorse Compensation and Relocations Framework Policy Submission Paper

(Hon Nicola Watson and representatives of NPRC, ZHRC and ZGC receive the Submission Paper from a community leader) Sixteen Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from across the country representing various ethnic, linguistic and geographic minority communities have endorsed a policy submission paper calling on the government of Zimbabwe to enact an inclusive and human rights based... Continue Reading →

Bulawayo Female Waste Pickers Get PPEs

One Hundred and Fifty members of the Bulawayo Female Waste Pickers Association from Ngozi Mine, Trenance, Cowdray Park, Pumula Old, Pumula South, Pelandaba West, Magwegwe and Lobengula have received PPEs that include branded worksuits, gumboots, branded sunhats and waste picking gloves – in an effort by Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) to enhance a... Continue Reading →

MIHR Monitors ZETDC Development Induced Displacements

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights has monitored the ZETDC development-induced displacements of New Mazwi Villagers in peri-urban Bulawayo and established that whilst the housing units are of better value and quality, the processes of displacements fall short of national and international development induced displacements standards. The affected communities praised the process for having consulted them... Continue Reading →

“Bring Back Our Teachers” To Class

As Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) we implore the Government of Zimbabwe to abide by the Constitutional principles and values of rule of law, justice, good governance, respect for vested rights (as espoused in Section 3 of the Constitution) by immediately reversing the unjust suspension of all teachers who are incapacitated to go to... Continue Reading →

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