Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has implored the police to uphold values of the force that include balance, fairness and transparency.
Touring the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) stand at the ongoing 2013 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) DPM Khupe said if police were working according to their values, there would be fewer problems in the country.
Statement by Deputy Prime Minister, Thokozani Khupe on the rising maternal mortality in Zimbabwe
It is disheartening to note that the number of women in Zimbabwe dying during delivery has increased from 725 deaths for every 100 000 live births to 960 deaths for every 100 000 live births, Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has said.
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Solidarity message from MDC-T Vice President Hon. Thokozani Khupe
I have learnt with shock and dismay the conviction and subsequent sentencing of six activists for watching videos on the North African uprisings that led to the fall of dictatorships.
The conviction and sentencing of Antonette Choto, Munyaradzi Gwisai, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Edson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Welcome Zimuto, sets a wrong precedent and is not in tandem with democratic principles.
While I respect the separation of powers and the liberty of the judiciary, the conviction of the six rights defenders shakes the very foundation of internationally accepted freedom to associate and engage.
Zimbabwe has recorded gross human rights violations that have shaken the justice delivery system.
As a woman leader who has been harassed and arrested before, I convey my solidarity to the six activists and especially to Antonette Choto. May you be strong and find solace in the knowledge that as women leaders we are with you.
The people of Zimbabwe know your progressive stance on human rights, justice and dignity for all.
DPM spends time with the girl child
Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe Wednesday said Zimbabwe has a strong foundation for nation building because the girl child is willing to participate in all areas of nation building that were reserved for males in the past.
A soldier for women emancipation decided to nurture young girls by motivating them into politics to enable a fifty-fifty representation in Parliament.