By A Correspondent- In its latest report, the Zimbabwe Peace Project has said Zanu Pf continues to dominate the list of human rights violators with the Zimbabwe Republic Police trailing on second place and the Citizens Coalition for Change coming third.
Said the ZPP in its report:
“In our round up this month, we note that Zanu PF has continued to dominate the list of human rights violators, at 50 percent, followed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), which contributed to 24 percent, or 354, of all the violations
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), was responsible for 29 (four percent) of all violations recorded
while the Zimbabwe National Army was responsible for 12
For the ruling party, it has always been about its escalating thirst for domination ahead of the 2023 elections.
ZPP notes that the party has, since April, launched a systematic campaign to threaten and intimidate opposition supporters in
rural areas such that by the time the official campaign period begins for the 2023 elections, villagers would have lost the little that remains of their voice and chance to choose leaders of their choice.
On the ZRP, it is so much about the police’s continued use of archaic and selective methods of law enforcement.
The ZRP continues to be an enforcer for the ruling party, ready to arrest those that do not agree with the ruling party, and prepared to look away when the ruling party is on the wrong side.
The CCC, which has remained on the receiving end of violence,
with 196 of its members being victims in July, also contributes
to human rights violations as internal fights surfaced in the
party formed in January this year.
ZPP continues to express concern over the 31 cases of politicisation of food and other aid and the 138 cases of harassment and intimidation as well as the18 cases of unlawful detention and 42 assaults recorded. This points to a situation where Zimbabweans have become more and more vulnerable
to human rights violations without any form of protection or any source of recourse and law enforcement agents continue to
prove to be either incapacitated, partisan or unaware of their
mandate to protect Zimbabweans.”