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my view Beatrice Mtetwa should be Zimbabwe's next president
March 22, 2013
It is an injustice to deny someone bail and incarcerate them in
disregard of a high court ruling, let alone the same Roman Dutch
law used in South Africa where a murder suspect is out on bail.
so far – including parading an arrested
Mrs Mtetwa at the back of an open truck being driven through the
streets of Harare, charging her for a trivial offence as alleged,
denying her bail until April point to a sinister and well calculated
campaign meant to break her spirit.
claims that there have been reforms enough to justify going for
polls, the regime is defiantly showing the whole world that it is
spoiling for a fight ahead of elections. Zanu-PF is punishing the
learned lawyer for her principled stand on human rights.
I am saddened
that even those she defended in various court cases have not bothered
to lend her morale support, probably fearing ZRP retribution, but
at least Morgan Tsvangirai should prove what power he has in the
so-called power-sharing government by drawing the line on rights
Today it is
Mrs Mtetwa tomorrow it could be a top level MDC-T official if not
Tsvangirai himself being subjected to the same ZRP injustices.
Zimbabwean polity excluding Mr Coltart who has spoken out, should
be ashamed of itself for ill-treating a woman who resembles everyone’s
caring mother apart from her being an award winning advocate.
What the ZRP
is doing is deplorable and must stop forthwith. Every Zimbabwean
should not wait for the promised bill of rights to come into force
for them to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a properly
constituted court of law.
ZRP boss, please do us a favour. Show respect for women as they
are the ones who brought us to this world.
In my view,
Mrs Mtetwa should stand for presidential elections whenever and
I am sure, all voters with brains will vote her into power after
what we have seen so far. Arguably, only then would the current
leadership vacuum in Zimbabwe come to an end. I said I was going
to be personal.
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