Tiseke Kasambala is the Southern Africa Director for Human Rights Watch based in South Africa. Tiseke worked on issues related to state-sponsored repression and violence, international justice, and economic, social, and cultural rights such as the rights to health and housing. Kasambala joined the organization in 2004 as Zimbabwe researcher and documented abuses surrounding the disputed presidential elections in 2008, marked by government-sponsored violence, the 2005 parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe, and the displacement of 700,000 Zimbabweans during mass evictions in 2005. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Kasambala worked as a campaigner and acting researcher on southern Africa for Amnesty International. In this interview she gives an update on the outcome of a SADC summit held in Mozambique to discuss the dates for the elections.
on June 18, 2013