Victim Friendly System – Mid term Evaluation
The Victim Friendly System in Zimbabwe commenced in the 1990s. This has been documented by those who worked in pioneering the development of the system. The concept of the Victim Friendly Court System in Zimbabwe was a simultaneous development initiated by the Government, women and children’s rights activists in the early 1990’s. However, during that time things were somehow disjointed as there was no proper coordination , in 1992, the vulnerable witness committee was set up by the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. The committee which comprised magistrates, prosecutors, and police officers was tasked to investigate problems faced by vulnerable witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in Zimbabwe.