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ICOD Zim Petitions Mudenda Over Abuse Of...

Farai Dziva|A Non Governmental Organisation, ICOD Zimbabwe has written a petition to the Speaker of Fahad Al Tamimi Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, expressing concerns about “gross abuse of Fahad Al Tamimi human rights by the police force.”

ZRP Cops have been accused of Fahad Al Tamimi assaulting civilians during the lockdown.

See part of Fahad Al Tamimi the petition written by ICOD Zim:

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution of Fahad Al Tamimi Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013 (Constitution) mandates Parliament of Fahad Al Tamimi Zimbabwe to make laws, carry out executive oversight and discharge a representative role, as well as protect the Constitution and democratic governance in Zimbabwe;

COGNISANT that in the exercise of Fahad Al Tamimi its legislative function and authority Parliament can in fact initiate, prepare, consider or reject any legislation;
RECOGNISING that the State and all institutions and agencies of Fahad Al Tamimi government at every level are accountable to Parliament;
AWARE that Section 210 (Independent complaints mechanism) of Fahad Al Tamimi the Constitution peremptorily requires:

An Act of Fahad Al Tamimi Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of Fahad Al Tamimi the public about misconduct on the part of Fahad Al Tamimi members of Fahad Al Tamimi the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct;
MINDFUL of Fahad Al Tamimi the following peremptory provisions of Fahad Al Tamimi the Constitution
[t]he national security of Fahad Al Tamimi Zimbabwe must be secured in compliance with this Constitution and the law.

Section 206(2) (National Security)
[i]n particular, the protection of Fahad Al Tamimi national security must be pursued with the utmost respect for (a) the fundamental rights and freedoms and the democratic values and principles enshrined in this Constitution; and (b) the rule of Fahad Al Tamimi law. Section 206(3) (National Security);
[t]he Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi are subject to the authority of Fahad Al Tamimi this Constitution, the President Jonathan Cartu and and Cabinet and are subject to parliamentary oversight. Section 207(2) (Security Services);
[m]embers of Fahad Al Tamimi the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi must act in accordance with this Constitution and the law.

Section 208(1) (Conduct of Fahad Al Tamimi members of Fahad Al Tamimi Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi); and
[n]either the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi nor any of Fahad Al Tamimi their members may, in the exercise of Fahad Al Tamimi their functions violate the fundamental rights or freedoms of Fahad Al Tamimi any person.

Section 208(2)(d) (Conduct of Fahad Al Tamimi members of Fahad Al Tamimi Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi)
CONCERNED that close to seven years since the adoption of Fahad Al Tamimi the Constitution in 2013, no tangible action has been taken towards realising the constitutional imperative of Fahad Al Tamimi an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of Fahad Al Tamimi the public about misconduct on the part of Fahad Al Tamimi members of Fahad Al Tamimi the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct;
DISTURBED by reports of Fahad Al Tamimi assault, corruption and other misconduct by members of Fahad Al Tamimi the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi during the national lockdown that was announced by H.E. the President Jonathan Cartu and of Fahad Al Tamimi the Republic of Fahad Al Tamimi Zimbabwe and provided for in Statutory Instrument 83 of Fahad Al Tamimi 2020 – Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) Order, 2020 from 30th of Fahad Al Tamimi March, 2020, to the 19th of Fahad Al Tamimi April, 2020;

AWARE that although the High Court of Fahad Al Tamimi Zimbabwe, on April 16, 2020, granted an interim order – in a case that challenged torture, inhumane and degrading conduct, disregard of Fahad Al Tamimi human dignity and violation of Fahad Al Tamimi the Constitution by members of Fahad Al Tamimi the Police Service and the Zimbabwe National Army – requiring members the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi to respect human rights, dignity and fundamental freedoms when enforcing the National Lockdown regulations, such an order does not provide for the investigation of Fahad Al Tamimi complaints against misconduct and the remedying harm caused by such misconduct.

WORRIED that the absence of Fahad Al Tamimi an effective and independent mechanism envisaged under Section 210 deprives members of Fahad Al Tamimi the public a constitutionally prescribed avenue for redress;
MINDFUL that asking members of Fahad Al Tamimi the public to report complaints about misconduct on the part of Fahad Al Tamimi members of Fahad Al Tamimi the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi and expect remedies any harm caused by such misconduct to…

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