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1 August killings: State tries to discredit doctors' report

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) wishes to alert members of the public, the Mothlante led commission and all Zimbabweans that there are concerted efforts by the state media to dismiss the recently launched report by ZADHR on post election violence.

ZADHR is in possession of communication of a state media journalist who has been enquiring all day about the sources of funding for ZADHR and whether or not ZADHR is linked to political parties.

For the avoidance of doubt and to set the record the ZADHR board states that

1. ZADHR is non partisan, as it s constitution bars office bearers from holding any political office.

2. ZADHR is a membership based organization whose core activities are funded by its members. ZADHR also has strategic partnerships with development partners who also fund government health programs.

3. The ZADHR report on victims of political violence is factual and is backed up by electronic medical records and case affidavits corroborated by forensic pathologists. Any attempts to discredit it will be in vain as ZADHR is willing to share more detailed evidence if challenged to do so.

4. ZADHR advises the herald reporter Ms Paidamoyo Chipunza to freely seek a formal appointment with our office if she genuinely wants to report on the activities of ZADHR

In conclusion ZADHR will unreservedly discharge it's mandate without fear, bias and with more vigor as it seeks to promote the right to health in Zimbabwe

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