It will be very unfair to compare President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the current Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli. This is so in the sense that the two African countries face different problems at the moment.
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a period when the whole world deliberate and focus on key challenges, opportunities and progress made towards the attainment of basic human rights and gender related violations of human dignity.
Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Commemorated under two different themes, ‘Leave No One behind: End Violence against Women and Girls’ and ‘Together we can end GBV in Education’, this year’s celebrations came at a time the world is fighting for women rights. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, negatively persistent and degrading deprivation of human dignity and the right live a descent life.
The African Union is a tried and tested institution that has been able to make thoughtful and strategic decisions in dealing with various challenges confronting its member states. Having been formed in !1963 as the OAU, it should be commended for having stood with most liberation movements in Africa and Zimbabwe in particular in order to wage a successful and illustrious liberation struggle which our constitution acknowledges in its preamble as the hallmark of our identity as a united people of the republic of Zimbabwe.
The role of the war veterans in the current developments propelled towards the ouster of Robert Gabriel Mugabe as the President of Zimbabwe after a 37 year marathon rule have become explicitly clear and visible.