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The RoundUP
In August, ZPP monitored and documented 257 human rights
violations, with 3,321 victims identified [2,334 Males and 987
Females, including 31 (14M/17F) PWDs]. The majority of human
rights cases were perpetrated by the Zanu PF party,
responsible for 51% of the violations, followed by the Zimbabwe
Republic Police (ZRP) at 28%. The general citizens populated the
highest percentage of victims, 89%, and Citizens Coalition for
Change (CCC) supporters followed with 11%. Law enforcement
agents and the ruling party have collectively subjected the
citizens of Zimbabwe to gross human rights violations.

The report notes systematic campaigns by supporters of the
Zanu PF party to threaten and intimidate opposition supporters,
particularly in rural areas. In the recently concluded Housing and
Population Census 2022, the rural population constitutes 61.4%,
justifying the observed targeted intimidation campaigns ahead
of the scheduled 2023 elections in Zimbabwe. Traditional
leaders are challenged to be actors in mobilising support for
Zanu PF against provisions of the Constitution Section 281 (2)
(a and b) which sets out the conduct of traditional leaders,
which among other, they are not supposed to be members of
political parties and not supposed to act in a partisan manner
when dealing with citizens under their jurisdiction. The threat of
harassment, discrimination, and intimidation of opposition
supporters

demonstrates

how

traditional

leaders

are

continually being coaxed to harvest fear. The ground is already
being set for the 2023 elections.
The Zimbabwe
Peace Project
Monthly Monitoring
Report

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