June Crisis Report

Father of boy killed by Zanu PF activists living in fear, appeals to ED

The father of a two year old boy who was abducted and murdered by well-known Zanu PF activists in a suspected case of political violence in Glendale, Mashonaland Central province in 2018, has had to flee his home area following continuous threats by his son’s murderers. In an interview, Rambai Lumbe, father to the late twoyear-old Professor Lumbe, said he was living in fear of his life. Professor was abducted and murdered in June 2018 after his father left Zanu PF to join the National People’s Party that was led by former Vice-President, Joice Mujuru.

Zanu PF oiling its violence machinery ahead of 2023 elections

As Zimbabwe braces for the 2023 elections, the writing is on the wall that the ruling party, Zanu PF is gearing for a bloody campaign. On May 25, 2021 thousands of Zanu PF supporters (in direct disregard of Covid-19 regulations) gathered in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare for the unveiling of the statue of long gone heroine, Mbuya Nehanda. What was meat to be a national event was turned into a party event with Zanu PF supporters threatening to unleash violence on opposition supporters ahead of the 2023 elections.

Democracy, free and fair elections hampered by judicial capture in Zim

The nature and process in terms of how senior members of the judiciary in Zimbabwe are now appointed as a result of the Constitutional Amendment Number 2 Act of 2021 is a move meant to entrench judicial capture while furthering authoritarianism. The Constitutional Amendment number 2 Bill passed through Senate in May (2021) and Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa hurriedly signed the controversial Bill into law.

Corruption, Illicit Financial Outflows affecting development in Zim

Corruption and Illicit financial outflows are among key factors that are working against development and domestic resource mobilisation in Zimbabwe, according to the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD). Of late, cases of high level corruption and gold smuggling have been on the increase in Zimbabwe. The cartels are mostly linked to government officials and other powerful politicians.

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Source: Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition

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