Sunday 12th June 2022

ROHR Zimbabwe condemns with utmost disdain the murder of yet another activist in Zimbabwe, Moreblessing Ali, whose mutilated body was found in a well in Nyatsime, Chitungwiza on Saturday 11th June 2022 following her enforced disappearance at the hands of well-known members of ZANU-PF, Pius Jamba and Simba Chisango on Tuesday 24th May 2022.

We call upon ZANU-PF and the government of Zimbabwe to stop sponsoring enforced disappearances, abductions, murder, and persecution of citizens who hold alternative views to those of ZANU-PF.

The constitution of Zimbabwe guarantees rights and freedoms of its citizens and residents. These include freedom of speech, demonstrations, association etc.. The State should uphold the rule of law and protect its citizens.

The African (Banjul) Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights also guarantee such rights and freedoms.

We call upon the President of ZANU-PF and Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to change his murderous ways and to lead his Government to start to respect the rights of the citizens of Zimbabwe, uphold the rule of law and restore human rights in Zimbabwe.

We also call upon the SADC and AU to condemn ZANU-PF, the ruling party of Zimbabwe’s brazen waywardness and call the Zimbabwean government to order with regards to its apparent condoning of the abductions and enforced disappearances by not bringing to book any of the culprits of these heinous crimes over the years despite them being known.

We also call upon the UN, EU, US, UK and the international community at large to add their voices in the condemnation of ZANU-PF and Government of Zimbabwe for being the architects of enforced disappearances, abductions, murders and general persecution of citizens who hold opposing views to those of the ruling party in Zimbabwe.

By Information & Publicity Department