Zimbabwe security forces killed seven unarmed protesters in Harare just after the Southern African country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Nearly two months later, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF government continues to persecute the opposition while proposing a post-Mugabe economy that favours unfettered global capitalism.
The opposition MDC Alliance has a solid case against an outcome giving President Emmerson Mnangagwa outright victory in Zimbabwe’s first elections without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is unlikely to be held accountable for the numerous human rights abuses he committed during his 37-year authoritarian reign. His successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his military backers, won’t let it happen.
An international human rights group is calling on Gen. Constantino Chiwenga and the Zimbabwean military to uphold the human rights of several people detained after last week’s unprecedented military coup against former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe.
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