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The following lists events that happened during 2005 in the Republic of Zimbabwe.







  • 22 July - The United Nations releases a report to the public stating Operation Murambatsvina has left 700,000 people without homes or jobs, violated international law and created a grave humanitarian crisis.
  • Operation Murambatsvina ends.




  • 3 October - The exchange rate of the Zimbabwe dollar collapses to 100,000 to 1 against the US dollar.


  • 6 November - The National Constitutional Assembly civic alliance stage protests in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Masvingo.
  • 7 November - Police arrest Percy Ncijo, Reason Ngwenya and Dzavamwe Shambare of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions in Bulawayo to thwart demonstrations.
  • 8 November - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions stage protests in Harare and Bulawayo. Police arrests the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions' president Lovemore Matombo and the secretary general Wellington Chibhebhe together with 150 other union members in Harare.
  • 20 November - Robert Mugabe announces on Zimbabwe state television that uranium deposits have been discovered.
  • 24 November - The United States of America freezes the assets of 128 Zimbabweans including Robert Mugabe and 33 Zimbabwe institutions for hindering democratic reform in Zimbabwe.
  • 26 November - Elections for Zimbabwe's first senate takes place which Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front wins majority seats.


  • 15 December - Police raid the offices of the Voice of the People in Harare.




  1. ^ "Zimbabwe votes in peaceful poll". 31 March 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
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