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Government Must Be Thankful For Work Done By NGOs - Mutasa

Government Must Be Thankful For Work Done By NGOs - Mutasa

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) chairperson Peter Mutasa has told President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appreciate the work done by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Zimbabwe.

Mutasa was responding to Mnangagwa’s threats to expel NGOs for allegedly meddling in politics. 

Mutasa, a former Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president, pointed out that some of the country’s sectors were being kept alive by NGOs. He told NewZimbabwe.com:

Instead of seeing CSOs as enemies, the government must be thankful for the work that NGOs are playing.

NGOs are providing for medical care, education, food security, disaster management, social security and host of other important functions.

We are deeply concerned by that statement which clearly shows intentions of the government on the PVO Bill.

We are supposed to be enhancing democracy by making government accountable and proffering alternatives policies. the government is neglecting.

This statement, therefore, is a wake-up call for citizens.

It is a clear declaration of some marshal law of some sort. The president’s statement effectively shows that we are under a serious authoritarian regime where the constitution and constitutional freedoms and rights do not matter anymore.

Mnangagwa’s predecessor, Robert Mugabe, had a hostile stance towards NGOs.

The PVO Bill which requires NGOs to submit their plans and work to the government is interpreted by civil society leaders as being another attempt at stifling freedoms.

Last year, the government forced NGOs to register with provincial development coordinators (PDCs) and at one point announced the suspension of hundreds of them.

Mutasa said the judiciary, legislature, and other important organs of the state are compromised, therefore, CSOs remain the only sector that can check and balance the executive.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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8 Comments

ngorima mushava 1 month ago

maNGO should stick to the mandate they registered for , if they are genuine why are they afraid of the bill/LAW.
ngavatendwe ku Ukraine


USAID 1 month ago

We don't need em. Ngavaende ku Ukraine uku kunewondo


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI exee 1 month ago

I SEE A BLEAK 2023 HARMONISED ELECTIONS BECAUSE POLITICAL PARTY GURUS HAVE RESORTED TO TREATS OF VIOLENCE, VIOLENCE METAPHORS, VIOLENCE INSUANDORS AND ENCOURAGING THEIR SUPPORTERS TO CRUSH OPPOSITION PARTY SUPPORTERS LIKE THEY ARE CRUSHING "LICE".

THIS BEHAVIOUR IS NOT FIT TO BE SAID AND EXHIBITED BY PARTY GURUS WHO SHOULD URGE THEIR SUPPORTERS TO BE PEACE LOVING.

I HAVE MAINTAINED THAT THESE BYELECTIONS ARE A BAROMETER OF WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE HARMONISED ELECTIONS IN 2023 IN TERMS OF PARTY PERFORMANCES AND HARMONISED ELECTIONS CAMPAIGNS.

LETS ALL CITIZENS BRAISE UP FOR THE 3rd GENOCIDE AFTER GUKURAHUNDI OF 1982-1987 AND THE MURDER OF OVER 200 OF THE THEN MDC SUPPORTERS IN 2008 RERUN PRESIDENTIAL HARMONISED ELECTIONS.

ALL MEN OF THE COLLAR, INSTEAD OF PRAYING AND PERSUADING PRESIDENT CHAMISA OF CCC TO JOIN POLAD, PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CLEANSING OF OUR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE BOARD.

CCC PRESIDENT ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA HAS PREACHED AT HIS RALLIES THAT HE IS IN SUPPORT OF LAND REFORM, MINUS VIOLENCE ASSOCIATED WITH IT. HE HAS GONE FURTHER AND SAID HE WILL IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF ALL WAR VETERANS.

WHAT BALL OF CONTENTION DO YOU STILL HAVE WITH CCC PRESIDENT ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA ?

[ I HOPE YOU HAVE VOTED FOR REAL CHANGE ].

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


global elder 1 month ago

small boys with small minds will continue to exhibit toddler mindsets until they come of age

V 1 month ago

NGOs are Trojan horses for the West, mostly here to force the government to align with the EU's and US interests. They do hate ZANU-PF but removing ED is not their agenda. Open your eyes!!!


Cde masango 1 month ago

Hawunyepi, foreign is dead aid

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V 1 month ago

I think NGOs are getting what they deserve. When they get to Zimbabwe ndavaite zvavafambira not start mingling in internal-affairs. It's a threat to the ruling party but one day u'll see it is to everyone too.

Ndopaunotonzwa Zim Lawayer for Human Rights are suing a traditional leader over a traditional law that has been always there, srsly that is absurd.


Steven Chidhumo 1 month ago

So laws which are unconstitutional should not challenged by Zimbabwe lawyers for human rights because they are customary and in custodian of traditional leaders? I suggest you go to law school if you qualify


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