A season of uncertainties
Human Rights violations continued on a downward
trend in the month of December with 136 violations
recorded, down from the 164 recorded in November.
Zanu PF was responsible for most of the violations
followed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police officers and
Municipal police officers. Of note were 74 violations on
intimidation and harassment, 24 of discrimination on
food and other aid, 11 on assault, and 10 on
theft/looting among others. Mashonaland Central
recorded the highest number of violations which stand
The organisation was founded in 2000 by church-based and
human rights organisations. The current members of ZPP are
Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ), Zimbabwe Council of
Churches (ZCC), Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in
Zimbabwe (CCJPZ), Counselling Services Unit (CSU), Zimbabwe
Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Civic Education Network
Trust (CIVNET), Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
and Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ).
ZPP was established with the objective of monitoring,
documenting and building peace and promoting the peaceful
resolution of disputes and conflicts. The Zimbabwe Peace Project
seeks to foster dialogue and political tolerance through nonpartisan peace monitoring activities, mainly through monitors who
document the violations of rights in the provinces.
The monitors, who at full complement stand at 420, constitute the
core pool of volunteers, supported by four Regional Coordinators.
The Regional Coordinators relate with the national office headed
by the National Director and programme officers in various units.
at 35 followed by Mashonaland East with 26 and
Harare at 25. The least number of violations were
recorded in Bulawayo, Matebeland South, Matebeleland North and Masvingo Provinces which
had 1, 2, 1, 1 incidents respectively.
December Environmental Scan
Economic hardships continue to be worsened by the widening premiums in the parallel market
of the United States dollar against the local currency resulting in challenges in the monetary
sector. Price distortions and a loss of confidence in the local trade platforms of the Real Time
Gross Settlement (RTGS), bond notes and mobile money have continued to pressurise
manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and service providers to demand payment in the United
States dollar. Despite the position of the government that the United States dollar is at par
with the bond note, the reality of the pricing of goods and services is pegged daily at the
parallel market rates frustrating both the consumers and suppliers who daily price on an
unabated upward trend in order to realistically restock or access services and goods. This has
resulted in the continued shortages of basic commodities such as fuel, and erratic supply of
bread and cooking oil. Some retail outlets have gone the extra mile to control and limit
quantities of basic commodities per customer. Private academic institutions are not spared as
they demand fees payment in United States Dollars partially or in full stretching already
burdened parents who desire to provide academic investments for their children and loved
ones. Some government schools did not provide academic results for seventh graders with
outstanding fees crippling their opportunities to advance to secondary education despite the