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08 Oct 2018 description

The state of the Right to Peace in Zimbabwe as the Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Introduction

07 Sep 2018 description

Picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the elections

Introduction

08 Aug 2018 description

Zimbabwe 2018 Elections: Was the voice of the people heard?

Introduction

The July monthly monitoring report contextualizes the eve of the run up to the harmonized 2018 elections. It was characterized by disregard of the political parties’ code of conduct. Reports recorded in urban areas were mostly linked to hate speech with social media being a major driver of the hate and inflammatory language.

04 Aug 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is outraged by the behaviour of the Zimbabwean government in unlawfully deploying the military in Harare yesterday, leading to the extra-judicial killing of three unarmed civilians, according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) statement, and several more injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. May their souls rest in peace.

01 Aug 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project condemns scenes of violence that have erupted in Harare on 1 August 2018 as disgruntled DMC Alliance supporters protest poll results. Earlier President Nelson Chamisa had announced victory on social media and results pointing to the contrary have resulted in his supporters going into the streets. At the moment anti-riot police were patrolling the central business district and threw some teargas. Shop owners have closed their businesses and vendors have left the street pavements.

29 Jul 2018 description

29 July 2018 - As the country gears for the polls tomorrow, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) with a network of more than 500 community based monitors at constituency and district level provides you an outlook of the political environment leading into the 2018 historic polls. The political environment has since January been tension laden, volatile, competitive within and across political parties, at times leaving people on the edge and unpredictable.

16 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

This report focuses on the period, July 1 to July 13. Instances of political violence will be discussed with specific reference to the interparty and intraparty conflicts which is currently at play in almost all political parties. The number of cases reported in the period under review remain on a high, considering that this is just over two weeks in July and the efforts that are being invested in fostering a peaceful election.

Observations

03 Jul 2018 description

Uncharted Waters

Introduction

Against the backdrop and a reflection on electoral administrative issues and intra-party violence, as has been reported thus far, the pre-poll election period is still marred with a lot of ambiguities in respect of realising a peaceful election scheduled for July 30. The explosion recorded at the White City rally further exacerbated this complete electoral disorder and administrative confusion coupled with intra-party chaos as will be explored further in this report.

25 Jun 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Peace project condemns the explosion which rocked a Zanu PF rally at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo on 23 June 2018. Zanu PF has reported that the explosion was targeting the life of President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was just leaving the stage. Such acts of political violence have the danger of putting lives of innocent civilians at risk and causing unnecessary suffering to those affected.

See the full statement (Attached)

19 Jun 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project has noted that as the country approaches the 2018 elections it has found its reports extensively quoted by the media. The ZPP recognises the role of the media to inform the public and its grateful that they find the work of ZPP worthy of use in their publications.

See the full statement (Attached)

05 Jun 2018 description

Ominous Internal political party processes

Introduction and Statistical Analysis

16 May 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project notes with concern incidents of violence reported in some areas where the opposition MDC-T is conducting processes to select candidates for the impending elections. Incidents of political violence were reported in Glen View, Glen Norah, Budiriro, Chitungwiza as well as Kambuzuma where party supporters failed to reach consensus on who would represent them forcing some of them to engage in violence and protests.

07 May 2018 description

ZanuPF Primary Elections: A sign of worse things ahead?

Introduction

30 Apr 2018 description

Zimbabwe Peace Project applauds the ruling party in its bid to strengthen internal democracy however recorded worrying trends may recur during national elections and have the effect of blighting the harmonized elections due in a few months. The overly competitive environment in which the primary elections are being contested during the 'winner takes all' system have potential to exacerbate sources of conflict which could degenerate into violent conflict.

08 Mar 2018 description

Of Entitlement, ‘Cockpit and chunhu chedu’ (our thing) Politics

Introduction

20 Feb 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project condemns intra-party violence recorded in Buhera at the funeral of their late leader Morgan Tsvangirai. It is reported that Deputy President Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora had to be given police protection after pro-Nelson Chamisa supporters attempted to harm the two. In a telephone conversation Mwonzora confirmed the incident and said it was an attempt to mar the burial of their late leader.