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  • Zimbabwean government must apologise to the world for the recent arrests and physical attacks on Zimbabwean civil society members and leaders
    Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-Southern Africa)
    March 20, 2007

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    The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-Southern Africa) condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent arrests and physical attacks on the Zimbabwean civil society leadership and membership. ACT-Southern Africa has also noted with great concern that the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe made utterances condoning the onslaught and also inciting more violence against Zimbabwean civic society movements.

    ACT-Southern Africa is strongly calling upon for the following;

    1. That the government of Zimbabwe stops arresting and attacking political parties and civic movements and to allow the victims of the attacks to seek medical treatment in and out of Zimbabwe.
    2. That the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) intervene before the Zimbabwean crisis deepens.
    3. That friends of the Government of Zimbabwe, who include, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia and others use their influence to persuade the Government of Zimbabwe to respect human rights.
    4. The human rights organizations document the abuses for future prosecution of all the culprits

    Speed action is needed to resolve the Zimbabwean crisis it has caused untold suffering to the ordinary people of Zimbabwe. Delays in intervening will worsen the crisis and the suffering by people of Zimbabwe. Inflation, has reached recording breaking 1740%, which is the highest in the world and the implications for the ordinary people of Zimbabwe are devastating


    1. The Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested and brutally and savagely assaulted the opposition and civic society leaders who includes Morgan Tsvangirai, Lovemore Madhuku, Nelson Chamisa, Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinje among othes
    2. The Police also shot and killed Mr Gift Tandare, a member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
    3. The government blocked the medical evacuation of Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinje who wanted to travel to South Africa for specialist medical treatment.
    4. Amid the serious violations of human rights by the police, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe condoned the torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and uttered threatening words against the opposition, diplomats and other democrats.
    5. The President also threatened to expel diplomats who condemned the arrests and attacks on the opposition and civic leaders.

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