ZPP Monthly Monitoring Report: Human Rights Violations (October 2018)

Situation Report
Originally published


A tale of illusive justice


The month of October recorded a total of 235 violations which figure remained in the same region as the figure from September at 226 violations. In August the violations stood at 266. There were 133 violations of intimidation and harassment while 38 violations were of unfair discrimination down from 70 recorded in September. There was a rise in violations connected to assault as 26 incidents were recorded. Most of the perpetrators were male affiliated to the ruling Zanu PF party while victims were evenly distributed between the genders. Mashonaland Central province recorded the highest number of violations with 46 followed by Harare with 45. Harare recorded the highest number of clashes involving police, vendors and protesters, whilst in Mashonaland Central intimidation and harassment made up most of the violations recorded.