UN high commissioner for Human rights arrive in Zimbabwe

UNITED Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethen Pillay arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday night for a five day visit to assess the human rights situation in the country.

Ms Navanethen Pillay
Ms Navanethen Pillay

Zimbabwe has been accused of violating human rights since the country embarked on a "controversial' land reform programme in February 2000 after the rejection of the government sponsored constitution.

Pillay is a former South African High Court judge and was invited by government to see for her self the situation on the ground.

Briefing journalists soon after her arrival, Pillay said she was looking forward to seeing for her self the real situation on the ground in Zimbabwe.

She will meet the prime minister and President Mugabe seperately and other government ministries and organizations.

"I am happy to be here at government invitation and for the next five days will be looking forward to interacting with many people including the president and prime minister and assessing for my self the real situation on the ground with regards to human rights," she said.

She was meet by Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

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