Tuesday 24 November 2020, 2.00AM to 3:00 pm GMT
Speaker(s): Jestina Mukoko
Zimbabwe is reeling in a deepening crisis, politically, economically, socially and humanitarian. The government refuses to accept that a crisis exists and rather concedes that the country is facing challenges and the 'illegal economic sanctions'. The South African government and the governing party the ANC have deployed envoys to fact-find but the authorities in government have spurned these attempts and blocked envoys from accessing other stakeholders. Zimbabweans have to engage in solving the crisis otherwise the majority of Zimbabweans will continue to suffer.
Jestina Mukoko is National Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project, Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and Vice Chairperson of the National Convergence Platform General Council.
A victim of state sponsored violence, Jestina details her experience as a victim in her book ‘The Trial and Abduction of Jestina Mukoko: The Fight for Human Rights in Zimbabwe’ released in April 2016. A political scientist from the University of Zimbabwe, she holds a postgraduate certificate in Defending Human Rights from the University of York and was a fellow of the Centre for Applied Human Rights 2013-2014. Holder of an Executive Masters’ Degree in Managing Peace and Security in Africa with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, she is a newly accredited FemWise Africa mediator.
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