Gukurahundi, the plunder of national resources by cartels with the assistance of politicians, residents taking mining companies and ZEC being challenged on voter registration are some of the interesting issues covered in the August edition of Crisis Report by Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition. Read on!
Gukurahundi: Is there Traction on Justice
The Crisis Report brings to you a pre-sentation by Ibhetshu LikaZulu leader, Mbuso Fuzwayo on the is-sue of Gukurahundi. The pre-sentation was made during a virtual dialogue meeting hosted by Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, which also looked at the issue of national healing. Fuzwayo presented on whether there is traction relating to the Gukurahundi mas-sacres which claimed an estimated 20 000 people in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces.
“Carterls plundering national resources with the aid of politicians”
Rowdy politicians and individuals with links to the ruling party are using their political connections to loot national resources and evade arrest at a time the government has shown lack of political will to deal with high level corruption, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition spokesperson, Marvellous Khumalo has said. Zimbabwe has lost millions of United States dollars due to illicit gold trade and despite the culprits being apprehended there have not been convictions with the culprits walking scot-free while wining and dining with political heavy-weights. A case in point is that of Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya who, was apprehended at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in October (2020) while in possession of 6kg of gold which she intended to smuggle to Dubai.
ZINASU Undeterred by State Persecution
Persecution of rights defenders, civil society and student leaders has intensified with President Emmerson Mnangagwa failing to honor promises of a new dispensation characterised by respect for fundamental human rights. In November 2017, after taking power following a military coup, Mnangagwa assured Zimbabweans of a new dispensation but events obtaining on the ground clearly prove his government has failed to honor the pledge. Members and leaders of the Zimbabwe National Students Union have been among the major victims of rights violations by the Mnangagwa administration.
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Source: Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition