New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) releases horrific details of rights defenders and pro-democracy activists torture by Zimbabwe’s police and intelligence operatives

New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) releases horrific details of rights defenders and pro-democracy activists  torture by Zimbabwe’s police and intelligence operatives

New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released horrific details of rights defenders and pro-democracy activists being tortured by police and intelligence operatives during the recent anti-government protests.   The gruesome details were presented in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday, where the country’s human rights record came under global scrutiny at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR).   Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also Justice Minister, presented the country’s official report…

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‘It Is Wrong For Zimbabweans To Associate Corruption With Politicians’-Patrick Zhuwao

‘It Is Wrong For Zimbabweans To Associate Corruption With Politicians’-Patrick Zhuwao

IT is wrong for Zimbabweans to associate corruption with politicians as it is perpetrated by thieves with no conscience at all, a minister has said. Responding to questions during the Zimbabwe Youth Empowerment Strategy (YES) for Investment meeting at the Civic Centre in Masvingo yesterday, the Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Patrick Zhuwao said corruption has been mistakenly taken as a problem perpetrated by politicians only, who use their power to deprive the general…

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Opposition Warn Mugabe Over Dangers Of Fresh Farm Invasions

Opposition Warn Mugabe  Over  Dangers Of Fresh Farm Invasions

  Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe against his typical populist, political rhetoric approach following his mooted fresh farm invasion exercise to satisfy war veterans’ demands amid a disastrous fast track land policy that turned Zimbabwe into a basket case. Recently, Mugabe admitted that the country was importing maize from Zambia, due to its excess reserves after it allocated land to former Zimbabwe white commercial farmers that were violently kicked out of their…

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PDP Weekly Policy Brief – The Urgency Of Establishing A National Technical Transition Council (NTTC) In Zimbabwe

PDP Weekly Policy Brief – The Urgency Of Establishing A National Technical Transition Council (NTTC) In Zimbabwe

Our beloved country, Zimbabwe, is in crisis and we can confirm that we now have a leaderless and rudderless failed state which needs immediate emergency rescue. There is no doubt in our minds at PDP that it will be only when the ZANU (PF) coterie is dismissed from government by the people that we can begin to build a new democratic state which not only respects the rights of every citizen called Zimbabwean, but creates…

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‘House Demolitions’ : Statement By Zimbabwe Communist League& Zimbabwe Communist Group

‘House Demolitions’ :  Statement By Zimbabwe Communist League& Zimbabwe Communist Group

  We are dismayed by the actions of the ZANU(PF) led government and the MDC-T led Harare City Council in destroying hundreds of homes in Harare next to the Harare International Airport. We recognize that there is housing crisis in Harare and other urban centres where residents are placed on the waiting list for years awaiting allocation of either a residential stand or a house built by the authorities. In the case of Harare, ZANU(PF)…

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People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Calls For Education Minister, Dokora’s Resignation

The PDP is appalled by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s failure to control private and gvt schools who since the opening of schools arbitrary bar and exclude from lessons pupils who have not paid tuition fees. The PDP notes that the Dokora Administration is fully aware that the ZANU PF regime has failed to run this country to the extent of failing to pay civil servants and pensioners who include war veterans yet…

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Paranoid Zanu PF Regime Use State Machinery& Draconian (POSA) To Bar Meeting Between Communist Group & Zimbabwe Communist League

Paranoid Zanu PF Regime Use State Machinery& Draconian (POSA) To Bar Meeting Between Communist Group &  Zimbabwe Communist League

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Bulawayo has banned a planned Communist Group and the Zimbabwe Communist League from holding a meeting at Stanley Hall on the grounds that is “not registered”. The group had sought police clearance for the meeting. In a  response dated October 29, Zimbabwe Republic Police of Bulawayo West District in a letter signed by Superintendent D. Mapiye Acting Officer Commanding Bulawayo West District said “Please be advised that this office has…

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Former VP, ‘Joice Mujuru’ Has Announced She Will Contest The 2018 Elections.

Former VP,  ‘Joice Mujuru’ Has Announced She Will Contest The 2018 Elections.

  FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru has announced she will contest the 2018 elections. Mujuru, fired from government and the ruling party late last year, has been flirting with the idea of coming back into mainstream politics amid reports of the coalescing of a group of disgruntled ex-Zanu PF stalwarts stampeded out of the former liberation movement as part of the succession fight. On Tuesday she published a Blueprint to Unlock Investment and Leverage for Development…

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How And Why Events In Greece Affect Us In Zimbabwe-By Ian Beddowes

How And Why Events In Greece Affect Us In Zimbabwe-By Ian Beddowes

The internationalized banking system began to run out of control following the deregulation of the banks round about 1980 with the coming to power of Reagan in the United States and Thatcher in the United Kingdom. Deregulation means (among many other things) that money you put into the banks for safe-keeping can be used by bankers for speculation. If they win, you gain nothing. if they lose, you lose. It furher means no limits on interest…

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