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Investigative Report on Hurungwe-West By-Elections (Mashonaland West Province), 2015
This report contains the findings of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC), pursuant to an investigation undertaken into a complaint alleging violations of human rights by an Independent Candidate prior to the Hurungwe West By-Elections in Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe.
Complainant, an Independent Candidate for the Hurungwe West Constituency in the 10 June 2015 By-Elections lodged a complaint with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The complaint was referred to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to investigate in terms of Section 133H of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13]. Complainant alleged, in a nutshell, that the atmosphere of intimidation created by ZANU-PF made it impossible to have free and fair elections on10 June 2015.