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SADC member states must not condone Zimbabwe for abusing human rights
The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-Southern Africa)
April 05, 2007

The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-Southern Africa) is gravely concerned that President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, came out of the SADC Heads of State meeting held in Dar Es Salaam, a happy and unrepentant man.

ACT-Southern Africa has also noted with concern that President Mugabe made utterances after the Dar Es Salaam SADC meeting which give an impression that the SADC member states are satisfied with President Mugabe's justification of the onslaught against opposition political parties and Civil Society Organisations. Endorsement of President Mugabe's justification of the crisis will be a grave betrayal to victims of human rights infringements, mismanagement, corruption and mismanagement of the economy. The torture, inhuman and degrading treatment inflicted on political activists, such as Morgan Tsvangirai, Lovemore Madhuku, Nelson Chamisa and many others should not be justified at all.

ACT-Southern Africa is urging SADC member states to publicly and transparently speak out against the Government of Zimbabwe's flagrant violations of human rights, corruption and mismanagement of the economy, which has caused untold suffering to the people of Zimbabwe. SADC action against President Robert Gabriel Mugabe and his government is long over due and any delays are not only bad for Zimbabwe as a country but the SADC region and Africa at large.

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