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Civil Education Trust (ZIMCET)
April 23, 2002
the Daily News dated 23 April 2002, there was a sad story of Brandina
Tadyanemhandu 53, who was butchered inside her hut by about 20 youths
in the presence of her two daughters.
Civic Education Trust is highly concerned by such brutal incidences
particularly after the just ended presidential elections. ZIMCET
is saddened at the suffering inflicted on that particular family
and many more to which ZIMCET would like to express its condolence.
ZIMCET is calling on all civic organizations to stand up and denounce
such acts of brutality which leave members of the public in fear
of their life in a country which claims to be democratic and peaceful.
ZIMCET also calls on the government to immediately put a stop to
ZIMCET as an organization which promotes democracy and peace in
this country is indeed alarmed by the general political instability
prevailing in our country which is not in line with the call by
the state President that we all need unity, peace and stability.
business being peace building, conflict resolution and mediation
is therefore concerned on what kind of peace is left in Zimbabwe
when people are at liberty to go about butchering other people.
The Declaration of Human Rights to which Zimbabwe is a signatory,
and the Zimbabwe constitution protects human life and therefore
the wanton killings published daily do not reflect respect for human
ZIMCET is calling
upon every peace loving Zimbabwean citizen to speak out against
any form of violence and also urge the police to bring to book perpetrators
of violence. Many people have resorted to dumping bodies at the
home of alleged perpetrators but ZIMCET is not convinced that this
will solve the problem. We need political will from the political
leadership to control their supporters.
ZIMCET is therefore
urging the chiefs and local leaders to play their mediation role
and teach members of the community on the importance of cultural
issues such as "ngozi", "kutanda botso." What
we are currently experiencing where bodies are dumped at the alleged
perpetrators homes is a desperate attempt by bereaved families to
stop the unwarranted political killings. Is this what we want as
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