Aug. 12, 2019
“Cabinet has approved principles for the repeal of War Veterans Act (Chapter 11:15) and the Ex-Political Prisoners, Detainees and Restrictees Act (Chapter 17:10),” she said. “Efforts are underway for the enactment of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Bill, which, subject to approval by Parliament and His Excellency’s consent, will recognise three categories of veterans of the liberation war.”
May 27, 2019
On 22 May 2019, Zimbabwe ratified the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour, thereby demonstrating its firm commitment to combating forced labour in all its forms. The Protocol requires countries to adopt effective measures to combat forced labour, including debt bondage or trafficking of persons, and to protect victims and ensure their access to remedies and compensation. “We are proud to be among the first African countries that have ratified the Protocol”, said the Ambassador Taonga Mushayavanhu, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations in Geneva. “Through the ratification of the Protocol, Zimbabwe reaffirms its commitment to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking. It is a very important step in light of the challenges associated with migration the country has been faced with in the Southern Africa region”.