THE NGO NETWORK ALLIANCE PROJECT - an online community for Zimbabwean activists  
 View archive by sector


Back to Index

NGOs under surveillance
National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations in Zimbabwe (NANGO)
Extracted from Issue 3, Zim-NGO Voice
March 21, 2005

It has come to the attention of NANGO that there have been reports of increased surveillance of NGOs by people believed to be state agents, at the back of an announcement by Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Paul Mangwana, that a Committee has been set up to probe NGOs.

This includes people being followed, unidentified vehicles being parked around the vicinity of offices of NGOs, and NGOs being approached by strangers and asked intrusive questions about their personal lives and
institutional issues.

NGOs should therefore improve their security awareness and take measures to minimise their exposure to being isolated and subjected to danger. This involves avoiding cooperation with strangers- whose personal and work details have not been disclosed to your satisfaction - without legal representation.

May you please report any suspicious developments to NANGO through our hotline on Tel 04- 732612. You are also free to contact NANGO Lawyers on the following numbers 091257247, 011209468, 011619747.

Visit the NANGO fact sheet

Please credit if you make use of material from this website. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.