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Make August 1 Inquiry Report Public, Netherlands Tells ED

Netherlands Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Barbara van Hellemond has exhorted President Emmerson Mnangagwa to release the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into post-election violence.

Speaking at the official launch of the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights themed “The Right Stuff” earlier today, van Hellemond implored Mnangagwa to release the commission of inquiry findings to his willingness to respect the rights, dignity and security of Zimbabweans.

“We ask the government to uphold the constitution and respect the rights, dignity and security of all Zimbabwean residents at all times. And to share the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into post-election violence,” said van Hellemond.

She expressed concern over government’s reluctance align all laws to the constitution.

“The Constitution of Zimbabwe was made a supreme law in 2013. Five years later, many laws are still not aligned to it. Progress has been made, but it is not enough nor quick enough.

“The Netherlands Embassy stands with the United Nations and other international development partners in urging the government to accelerate the process of aligning all laws, policies and legal instruments with the Constitution of Zimbabwe,” she added.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba has since indicated that President Mnangagwa is not obliged to make the commission’s findings public.

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