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Saturday, 20 February 2021

NOTICE – ROHR Zimbabwe Scotland Branch Zoom Meeting – Saturday 27 February 2021

 Event: ROHR Zimbabwe Scotland Branch Meeting

Date: Saturday 27th February, 2021
Time: 14:00 hrs – 16:00 hrs
Venue: 
VIA ZOOM – JOIN ZOOM MEETING
MEETING  ID: 753 853 4375
PASSWORD: 261316
LINK:- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538534375?pwd=RnREUTI0SmN0T3ZwQ1J6UTdRa3JPUT09

Agenda

            Welcome remarks and apologies

            Confirmation and adoption of the last meeting minutes

            Scotland branch 2021 year calendar

            International Women's day commemoration

            Update on subscriptions

            Nomination of the new branch Chairperson

            Any other business

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 
Olivia Chamboko 07491098279 
Vongayi Mufara 07478301166 
Alvina Chibhamu 07446224052
Thenjiwe Ndlovu 07444378453
Harriet Ndlovu 07741490243

Saturday, 13 February 2021

THE ZIMBABWEAN SITUATION – A NIGHTMARE - by Thabani Muleya -nee- Dube

13th February 2021


We watch in horror as ordinary people in Zimbabwe are being thrown into prison willy-nilly for exercising their right to freedom of speech, a basic human right, enshrined in the Constitution of  Zimbabwe, The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Banjul Charter) and the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In its desperation to silence dissent, the regime in Zimbabwe is resorting to “lawfare” instead of addressing the genuine issues being raised by citizens. There is no gainsaying that corruption is rampant in Zimbabwe and the scale increases the higher one is in political office. President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, his family, cronies and proxies lead the way in terms of corruption. They engage in corruption in such a brazen manner as to engender a sense of shock among the citizenry.
From another perspective, it is as though they are in some kind of competition.

What is really shocking is that when citizens point out cases of corruption the government throws them into jail instead of investigating the cases of corruption.  The government goes to shameful lengths to protect the criminals and to punish the innocent.

To make matters worse, the judiciary is now captured to an extent whereby court processes and judgements are at the whims of the President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

New bespoke “laws”, not backed by statutes are created daily to punish dissent. One such charge is that of “blabbering”.  Invented speculative pieces of  “law” have seen the likes of Hopewell Chin’ono, Job Sikhala, Allan Moyo, Fadzai Mahere and countless others languish in prison for lengthy periods of time.

The scale of incarcerations on trumped up charges is frightening considering that it is only the cases of prominent activists and opposition political figures that get into the news.

At a time when other  governments the world over are depopulating prisons in view of the relentless Covid-19 pandemic, the Zimbabwean government is actually filling up already overpopulated prisons with innocent citizens facing trumped up charges.

This is tantamount to passing death sentences without trial.

One wishes the Zimbabwean situation is just a nightmare from which we shall wake up one day, sweating but unscathed.

Cry our beloved country.

About the author;-
Thabani Muleya –nee-Dube is a human rights activist and a member of Restoration of Human Rights (ROHR) Zimbabwe’s UK Chapter. She is based in the United Kingdom and can be contacted by email on tabb2mly@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, 18 January 2021

NOTICE - ROHR Zimbabwe North branch zoom meeting - 23.01.2021


 

NOTICE - ROHR Zimbabwe North branch zoom meeting - 23.01.2021

The North Branch of the UK Chapter of ROHR Zimbabwe would like to invite all ROHR Zimbabwe members and supporters to their monthly branch meeting on the 23rd of January 2021 whose details are as follows;-

Event: ROHR Zimbabwe North Branch General Meeting
Date: Saturday 23 January 2021
Time: 14:00hrs to 16:00hrs
Venue: Zoom Meeting

Agenda:

-Opening branch bank account- Feedback
-Review of Positions and members attendance
-Ongoing campaigns and arbitrary arrests
-Activism

ZOOM details:
Meeting ID:753 853 4375
Password:261316

For more information please contact:
Vengai Mutsawu (Vice Chairman) 07914257903
Nontokozo Malaba Ncube (Committee Member) 0753822916
Karen Nhakaniso (Secretary) 07414191614
Panyika Karimanzira 07538534375

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