SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 6th December 2012
Archive for December 6th, 2012
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 6th December 2012
Tanonoka Joseph Whande says ongoing negotiations and talks around Zimbabwe’s future have failed, with deadlocks and stalemates ruining the country’s chance of revival. Whande says all talks are a waste of time when the only thing that should happen is that the Global Political Agreement be implemented in full.
Muchindireveyi says in Matabeleland North there is now a company which goes door-to-door demanding unpaid school fees from poor parents. If they don’t have the money their property is taken away for auction. Sadly the ministry of education is ignoring this issue; Mapendere says the ZANU PF thugs are out in full force singing, chanting slogans and moving around threatening to behead non ZPF people in Rushinga from January next year; while Chomi says people are frustrated and fed up with the lack of information about the new constitution and what is really happening with regards to the elections.
Andrew Makoni, chairman of the Zim Lawyers for Human Rights, talks about the petition they delivered to the Supreme Court and other government ministries to mark Human Rights Day. Makoni said the petition asks government to protect lawyers from harassment, intimidation and arrests while doing their job. Tererai also talks to ZimRights Director Okay Machisa, about the report they launched Thursday, titled “Zimbabwe: Ongoing risks for human rights defenders.” Machisa says it exposes abuses that have occurred since 2008 and it was shocking to find that many of the same issues of violence, arrests and harassment of media still prevail today.