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and honor Zimbabwean citizens
Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD)
December 10, 2011
COTRAD participated in a joint commemoration of the World Aids Day
and International Human Rights day at the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade
Unions Hall Masvingo. It is with profound disgrace that Zimbabwe
is a signatory of the universal statutes that stipulate the equality
of man and the freedom of all mankind yet its still grossly abused
by anarchaic system of government.
Above all, there
has been the continuous detention, arrest and torture of civil society
activist and the media fraternity, the lack of institutional reforms
and the gross negligence of the government of Zimbabwe in executing
its duties to its citizens.
a province recorded the highest number of political violence victims
in the much disputed
elections of 2008 and hundreds were left homeless and the government
has not done a particular thing to rehabilitate the victims. Statistics
from COTRAD reveal that quite a number disappeared during the period
but the Zimbabwe Republic Police has remained adamant that it has
not received reports of the missing people. Therefor is it still
the mandate of the government to protect its people or it has generally
become a norm of neglecting the poor and vulnerable.
On this day
of 2011 COTRAD is strongly pushing the government and the various
governmental institutions to respect and honor Zimbabwean citizens.
COTRAD demands that outstanding perpetrators of violence be brought
to book by end January and retribution be made, compensation be
sought by government and education be warranted to the deceased
relatives and children.
The youth have
been deprived, youth unemployment continue to escalate and leading
to pagan practices like political manipulation mushrooming and paving
way to political violence being perpetrated to innocent civilians.
This has often led to the spread of HIV and AIDS, rape yet the government
collects 3% AIDS levy which is not being used to curtail the shortage
of drugs in most of the white elephants (Hospitals) around the country.
COTRAD is agitating
for an all stakeholder's input in making the government accountable
to the gross human rights violation since 1980.
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