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Entries from December 28th, 2008

The hypocrisy of political slogans – Zimbabwe’s Ministry of “Justice”

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Posts

If, like me, you are inclined to be sceptical about mission statements and other political window-dressing, you will be depressed but completely unsurprised by the following. ┬áJust bear in mind that – as of writing – ┬áthe Ministry in question is in contempt of its own High Court by failing to release human rights campaigner […]

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Two more ZPP abductions

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Posts

Yesterday morning at 9 am Broderick Takawira, the Zimbabwe Peace Project Provincial Coordinator, and Pascal Gonzo, a ZPP driver, were abducted from these offices on Athol Close in Harare’s Mt. Pleasant suburb, following the abduction a few days ago of the ZPP Director Jestina Mukoko. Click on image for report. What are their abductors so […]

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Clinging to civil society

December 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Posts

Now that the situation in Zimbabwe is in undeniable crisis on all fronts – the ravages of cholera, anthrax in the north-west, continued economic dislocation, another surge in political violence and abductions (Jestina Mukoko just this week – see below), schooling abandoned, malnutrition everywhere and starvation imminent – you might expect that the last vestiges […]

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