Recent Submissions

  • The Aftermath of a Disastrous Venture A Follow up report on Operation Murambatsvina 

    Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (2005)
    This report traces developments that have taken place since our June report and gives an overview of the main consequences of Operation Murambatsvina since it commenced on 19 May 2005. It also locates the Operation in the ...
  • Operation Murambatsvina and its effects on political participation. final 17 May 2017 

    RAU (2005)
    A report demonstrating a recent study on risk aversion, Operation Murambatsvina [OM] had severe effects upon the population of Zimbabwe (Masunungure et al. 2017). The percentage of Zimbabweans that reported being “risk ...
  • Mrs A Tibaijuka Report on Operation Murambatsvina 

    Tibijuka A (2005)
    The report outlines how the Government of Zimbabwe embarked on an operation to“clean-up” its cities. It was a“crash”operation known as “Operation Murambatsvina”, referred to in this report as Operation Restore Order. It ...
  • “Clear the Filth”-Mass Evictions and Demolitions in Zimbabwe 

    Human Rights Watch (2005)
    The Zimbabwean authorities claimed that the destruction of homes and other properties is part of a long-term plan to clean up the urban areas, restore order, rid the cities of criminal elements and restore dignity to the people.
  • Meltdown: Murambatsvina One Year On. 

    Solidarity Peace Trust (2006)
    Between 1991 and 2003, urban poverty trebled in Zimbabwe. It was against this background of escalating economic collapse and social disintegration that “Operation Murambatsvina” (OM), or “Discarding the Filth”, took place ...
  • Effective Human Rights- Based Housing strategies 

    Amnesty International (2017)
    Amnesty International welcomes the initiative by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non discrimination in this ...

    This report attempts to give a factual account of the impact Operation Murambatsvina/Restore Order. This is done through analysis of the impact at both household level and community level.
  • “Clear the Filth” : Mass Evictions and Demolitions in Zimbabwe 

    Human Rights Watch (2005)
    This report tells the stories of the mass evictions and house demolitions and the continuing suffering of those affected, mostly in the words of victims. Women, children and men recount how they were forced to destroy their ...
  • A Fractured Nation 

    Solidarity Peace Trust (2010)
    This report follows up on previous OM research conducted by SPT in 2005 and 2006 and build on narratives of the lives of particular families and informal settlements from 2005 to 2010. The story is a grim one with many of ...
  • Condemned by their own words 

    Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (2007)
    The utterances of political leaders can be very revealing. Their commitment to democracy and human rights is most tested when there is a serious challenge to their continued hold on power or when they attract heavy criticism. ...
  • Order out of Chaos or Chaos out of Order:A Preliminary Report on Operation Murambatsvina 

    Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (2005)
    “Operation Murambatsvina” and “Operation Restore Order” are the code names used by the police for a massive operation that began in Zimbabwe towards the end of May. This nationwide campaign, which has been conducted in the ...