14-18 December 2015
Compiled by – MIGS Desk Officer for Zimbabwe – Pierre Bussières
- Human Rights
1. Human rights
Trial Date Set for Sunday Mail Trio Set, December 18, The Herald
- Sunday Mail Editor Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba and reporter Tinashe Farawo, accused of publishing falsehood on the state, will face trial on February 29, 2016
- The trio is accused, among other things, to damage the reputation of Zimbabwe and negatively affect the tourism industry
‘Prison right place for corrupt council official’, December 18, 2015, the Chronicle
- VP Mnangawa said corruption in the local authorities have negatively impacted the work of The Human Rights Commissions. Government is keeping a close eye on all government activities, especially at the local level
- Mnangawa said corrupt officials coud be ‘removed’ from society
- Speaking at the International Human Rights Days, Mnangawa highlighted the tremendous work by Zimbabwe in the progress education.
2. Economic Stress
Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Sacrifices Economy On Political Expediency Altar, December 18, 2015, Zimbabwe Independent
- The recent Zanu PF conference has shown how the succession power struggle has kept party leaders to engage the country’s economic problems.
- Zimbabwe’s economy, during the past six months, has been marked by company closures and job losses on a massive scale