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Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign
government must apologise to the world for the recent arrests and
physical attacks on Zimbabwean civil society members and leaders
Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-Southern Africa)
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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
ACT-Southern Africa is strongly calling
upon for the following;
- 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.
- That the Southern African Development
Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations
(UN) intervene before the Zimbabwean crisis deepens.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- The Police
also shot and killed Mr Gift Tandare, a member of the opposition
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
- The government
blocked the medical evacuation of Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinje
who wanted to travel to South Africa for specialist medical treatment.
- 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.
- The President
also threatened to expel diplomats who condemned the arrests and
attacks on the opposition and civic leaders.
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