Zimbabwe’s “unity government” should carry out reforms to ensure that state security forces conduct themselves in a non-partisan and professional manner before the country holds national elections in 2013, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.Read more ›
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Zimbabwe’s military intelligence agencies, the Military Intelligence Directorate (MID) and Military Intelligence Unit (MIU), are courting Russian expertise and arms, as a hardline confederacy of State security generals is all but preparing to install its own cherry-picked successor to replace President Robert Mugabe, by as early as 2014.Read more ›
The new Constitution of Zimbabwe prohibits the security forces from engaging in partisan conduct, a development that could rein in the very institutions whose leaders have, on numerous occasions, threatened to reject any electoral outcome in which Mugabe loses.Read more ›
ZAPU President Dumiso Dabengwa warned on Friday that the armed forces chiefs remain a potential source of instability, which could still throw Zimbabwe and the region into chaos after the elections. Dabengwa said it is a very bad precedent for any country.Read more ›
It is unacceptable in a democracy to politicise the military, as it is to militarise political and civilian affairs and institutions. While the political leadership of the military is overtly partisan towards ZANU-PF, many soldiers in the rank and file are professional.Read more ›
Three days after MDC-T youth leader Solomon Madzore was arrested for allegedly likening President Mugabe to a ‘limping donkey’ Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantine Chiwenga called Prime Minister Tsvangirai a ‘psychiatric patient’.Read more ›