70 Zimbabweans including ordinary citizens are currently enduring jail time after they were condemned to prison by Harare Magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe, when they appeared in court on Saturday 27 August 2016.
Yesterday was a bizarre experience. In the morning I planned to take part in a march that was due to be led by 18 political parties to the Headquarters of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission where a petition on electoral reform was to be handed over. All previous MDC marches had been peaceful, happy events, virtually no Police presence and not a hint of violence or trouble.
Following the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) march (held on August 26, 2016) which resulted in bloody clashes between the police and protestors, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is alarmed over the utter disregard of citizens’ inalienable right to life as well as personal liberty by the State.
HUMAN rights lawyers on Friday 26 August 2016 endured a hectic day as they mounted searches for several political and human rights activists, who were reported missing after they were picked up by some state security agents and police officers in a retributive exercise following the suppression of anti-government protests.