Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ZIMBABWE: Civil Society delivers first monitoring report on Inclusive Government

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

Civil society organisations launched the first Civil Society Monitoring Mechanism (CISOMM) Periodic Report in Harare last Wednesday on 22.4.09. The Report covering the months of February and March 2009 assesses the sincerity, accountability and transparency of the political parties to achieving the democratic reforms agreed following the signing of the Interparty Political Agreement (IPA) on the 15th of September 2008. The full report is available to read on line via the following web link

The Sokwanele website has also been monitoring the situation by tracking articles and reports which provide examples of violations of the agreement between ZANU PF and the two formations of the MDC. The The Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch, (ZIG Watch) issue No 4 of 27.4.08 can be accessed via the following website

Today, 28.4.09, our member organization, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) issued a Press Statement giving an update on three WOZA court appearances, including that of 8 WOZA members and 2 lawyers who appeared in Harare Magistrates Court today and were removed off remand because the State was not ready for the trial to proceed. The full round-up of cases can be read on line at the WOZA website via the following link

The Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) issued a Media Release today, 28.4.09, reporting on the anticipated appearance in court of the ZINASU Legal Affairs Secretary in relation to the protests at Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo last week which saw ZINASU launch the ‘National Campaign against Dollarisation of Education in Zimbabwe’.On 27.4.09 Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) released a Zimbabwe Update for the month of April 2009. The Update is available to read on-line via the following web site:

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