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