Government intensifies crackdown on CSOs  - Zimbabwe Situation

Government intensifies crackdown on CSOs 

The systematic crackdown of Civic society Organisations in Zimbabwe concerns the MDC. Yesterday the military government arrested Zenzele Ndebele the director of CITE at a meeting of Mr Mnangagwa and CSOs in Bulawayo.

Source: Government intensifies crackdown on CSOs – The Zimbabwean

They went on to raid CITE offices and ransacked the place without a search warrant. The continuous closure of democratic space in Zimbabwe is retrogressive and inflicts Zimbabwe’s further isolation from the family of nations.Yet the re-engagement rhetoric is gobblingmillions of tax payer’s funds.

The own goals must stop.

Ndebele is being targeted for his role as a producer of a documentary on the 1982-1987 genocide known as Gukurahundi.

Recently, the military government attempted to close operations of COTRAD a CSO in Masvingo only to be overturned by the High Court.

We are also aware of curtailing CSO operations through the so-called PVO bill.

People must be allowed to enjoy their civil and political rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

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