‘Zimbabwe President a candidate for International Criminal Court’

February 25, 2020

Opposition MDC deputy spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa is a candidate for International Criminal Court over what he termed crimes against humanity.

In a statement, Tamborinyoka said the President had committed the crimes when the army shot and killed innocent civilians on 1 August 2018.

“Emmerson Mnangagwa is a prime candidate for the International Criminal Court because of heinous crimes against humanity by rogue elements of the army who twice callously murdered innocent Zimbabweans in a space of five months under his watch” said Tamborinyoka

He said President Mnangagwa had failed to compensate victims’ families despite recommendations made by a commission he set up.

“He has dismally failed to compensate aggrieved families of the State-instigated murders in line with the recommendations of an international investigation committee that he commissioned himself”

He added the President lied to international community that he has compensated the victims of the murders when in fact orphans and families of the State-sanctioned murders are wallowing in abject poverty as evidenced by the video accompanying this statement.

“The orphans of the six victims of the August 1, 2018 murders are failing to go to school and are scrounging for food while the murderers are still to be prosecuted, in spite of Mnangagwa lying to the world that he has complied with the recommendations of the Mothlante Commission.

“The Commission found the police and the army liable for the murders, which makes Mnangagwa personally culpable because he is commander-in-chief of the military, whose rogue elements needlessly snuffed out the lives of the six innocent Zimbabweans” he said