The Zimbabwean constitution under chapter 12, Section 232 talks about the 5 independent commissions supporting democracy namely; The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Zimbabwe Media Commission and the Zimbabwe Gender Commission.
The general objectives of the Independent Commissions stated in the Constitution of Zimbabwe can be summarized as follows:
a) To support and entrench human rights and democracy;
b) To protect the sovereignty and interests of the people;
c) To promote constitutionalism;
d) To promote transparency and accountability in public institutions;
e) To secure the observance of democratic values and principles by the state and all institutions and agencies of government and government-controlled entities; and
f) to ensure that injustices are remedied