Human Rights Violations
- Written by: Lindsey Zaranynika
- Written by: Take2Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum launched the special report ‘The New Deception: What has changed’ which critiques the record of the Mnangagwa government’s record in human rights observation. The report reflects on the promises of the return to constitutionalism and rule of law made President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 26 August 2018. Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated as the second Executive President of Zimbabwe after Zimbabwe’s long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was overthrown from power through a military coup.
The Forum launched the report which captured the human rights situation in the “new dispensation” on 27 August 2019. Apart from launching the documentary, the Forum held an engaging discussion which was focused on the key highlights of the report such as the nature and distribution of violations witnessed since November 2017 to date. The thrust of the event was to stimulate conversation around the current human rights violations being witnessed in the country. The event also sought to respond to the question on everyone’s mind, Is this the Zimbabwe we all want?