Harare – Prominent female human rights activist, Linda Masarira, has been sentenced to 385 hours of community service on charges of obstructing traffic during a citizen protest held in July 2016. Last year (2016), Masarira is winner of the Outstanding Female Human Rights Defender of the Year 2016 accolade at the annual Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDA) organised by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) in November in Bulawayo.
Linda Masarira in hospital after her assault on Saturday
Harare – It was on Saturday around 12 pm when a group of activists sat down on the lawn at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. Marking a major health rights breakdown in Zimbabwe, medical staff that primarily comprise of junior doctors have been on strike from February 14, 2017, until the time of writing.
Chinhoyi – Known opposition party supporters were stopped from making their contributions during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs hearing on the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) in Chinhoyi.
Itai Dzamara called for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to resign
Harare – After being honoured in absentia as being the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) Overall Human Rights Defender of the Year 2015 at the Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDA), Itai Dzamara has been honoured again this time internationally.
The national chairperson of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Passmore Nyakureba, was trailed by unknown people in two cars for over 250 km from Harare to Mutare on the early hours of Saturday, February 11, 2017.