Zimbabwe – 5 August 2015

Zimbabwe Police, Soldiers Urged to Attend Human Rights Workshops

Some Zimbabweans attending an outreach meeting convened by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission say the organization should engage the police and Zimbabwe National Army, which are alleged to be the top human rights violators in the country.

Speaking at the gathering Thursday in Chinhoyi, local resident Cleopatra Mubvumbi, said the Commission should ensure that these state institutions need to clearly know their limits in handling members of the public.

His sentiments were echoed by another local participant, political activist Tendai Musonza, who added that members of the police and the army need basic education in human rights issues.

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Zimbabwe’s army chief threatens to deal with anti-Mugabe protesters in ‘cyber warfare’

Zimbabwe’s army commander said on Friday that his soldiers will deal with threats from activists using social media to mobilise anti-government protests, the first time the military has commented on the demonstrations.

Lieutenant-General Valerio Sibanda, the Zimbabwe National Army Commander, said in an interview with state-owned The Herald newspaper that social media activism was cyber warfare that the army would deal with.