During the 51st Ordinary Session of the ACPHR, which was held recently in Gambia, civil society representatives made submissions concerning human rights violations by the police in Zimbabwe.
Director of the Matebeland Consitutional Reform Agenda, Effie Ncube, who was present at the ACHPR Ordinary Session, stated: “[t]he [Zimbabwean] government was opposed to our suggestions that it was yet to establish the rule of law when we cited for example the continued arrest and harassment of Zimbabweans in their aspirations for democracy. [The government] said all we were saying was a complete lie, fabrication, falsehood and coming from the Western driven agenda…Other stakeholders who attended the ACPHR session were however very much aware and cognisant that we are telling the truth about Zimbabwe, and the Commission did commit itself to look into our allegations and to press the government for change in respect of the rule of law and the Global Political Agreement.”
The Zimbabwean government was represented by Justice Secretary David Mangota.
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