The Zimbabwe human rights situation remains unstable, characterised by an escalation of organised violence and torture in a delicate social, political and economic environment. The month of July witnessed a spike in rights violations emanating mainly from police brutality as a result of demonstrations and protests that engulfed cities and towns. Since January 2016, the country has witnessed close to 40 civilian led protests.Â These protests have questioned the social and economic governance of the country. There has been growing citizen consensus for socio-economic and political reforms and these calls for reforms have been met with State heavy handedness and the violation of people’s rights.
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