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What they said at COTRAD -Tellzim News public dialogue

COTRAD hosted a public dialogue in Masvingo, running under the topic From 2017 by-elections in Bikita West and the upcoming Mwenezi East towards 2018 elections: Has anything changed?

TellZim News - 10 February 2017

Outrage As Govt Social Workers Force the Elderly and Kids to Work for Food

This came out during a dialogue meeting conducted by the Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD) at Four Miles Business Centre last week. - December 13, 2016

Zanu PF ups intimidation tactics in Bikita West

Cotrad co-ordinator, Zivanai Muzorodzi said cases of intimidation and victimisation were high in Bikita West. - November 9, 2016

‘Villagers forced to fund Mugabe bash’

Human rights advocacy group, Cotrad, yesterday claimed villagers and civil servants in the host province were being coerced into making cash contributions towards the celebrations, a charge Zanu PF has denied. - February 6, 2016

Cases of Political Violence Rise in Zimbabwe's Masvingo Region

In its latest regional survey, COTRAD says over 400 cases of human rights violations were recorded in the first quarter of this year compared to 32 during the same period last year.

VoaZimbabwe - August 2, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster

COTRAD, a non-governmental organisation that operates in the Masvingo province sees the displacement of the 3,000 families as a brutal retrogression. The organisation says ordinary people are at the mercy of private companies and the government. - June, 2014

Zanu PF abusing grain loan scheme

A Masvingo based non governmental organization which monitors human rights violations, COTRAD in its July newsletter condemned the practice by some traditional leaders that has led to partisan distribution of food aid. - December 17, 2012

Residents Give Governor 96 Hours Ultimatum To Reverse Ban

COTRAD a locally based Civic Organization that fights for the protection of human rights and democracy has given Governor Titus Maluleke 96 hours to reverse his decision to ban Non Governmental Organizations in Masvingo or risk massive demonstrations in the city. - February, 2012