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The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko – The Fight for Human Rights in Zimbabwe

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The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko describes how, still in her night clothes and in front of her teenaged son, she was bundled into an unmarked vehicle and abducted. In flashbacks interspersed with anecdotes about her childhood and family and her work at the Zimbabwe Peace Project (which seemed to be the catalyst for the state’s persecution), Jestina documents what happened to her between 3 December 2008 and her first appearance in court on Christmas Eve of the same year.

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Description

A former broadcast journalist, Jestina Mukoko parted ways with the Zimbabwean state broadcaster in 2000 after becoming concerned about the level of editorial interference. In 2002, whiles she was working for an independent radio station, she became a human rights activist.

Then, at the crack of dawn on 3 December 2008, Jestina’s life as she knew it changed forever.

The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko describes how, still in her night clothes and in front of her teenaged son, she was bundled into an unmarked vehicle and abducted. In flashbacks interspersed with anecdotes about her childhood and family and her work at the Zimbabwe Peace Project (which seemed to be the catalyst for the state’s persecution), Jestina documents what happened to her between 3 December 2008 and her first appearance in court on Christmas Eve of the same year.

During her many appearances in court and continued persecution, Jestina challenged her abduction, torture and the fact that she was not protected by the law. Jestina’s family also suffered in their desperation to find her; visiting government offices for assistance and getting none, searching hospitals and morgues and feeling hope and despair whenever the body of a woman was found – even visiting the much-feared Goromonzi prison.

This book is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the will to survive. It is Jestina’s first-hand account of one of the most turbulent and repressive periods in Zimbabwe’s history and the social, economic and political situation that existed there in 2008.

 

Additional information

Dimensions 23 × 15 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2016

ISBN

9780992232955

Specifications

Softcover, 23x15cm, 154pp