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.
Zimbabwe President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s calculated post-2018 election terror campaign against the opposition MDC Alliance, which included the murder of six people people by the military, arbitrary arrests, and detentions, caught the world media’s attention.
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.
The Zimbabwe military ousted former president Robert Mugabe to save a disintegrating ruling Zanu PF party. Can its continued involvement in Zimbabwean politics under installed president Emmerson Mnangagwa guarantee essential reforms, democracy and justice?
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.
According to the Zimbabwe constitution watchdog Veritas, the three constitutional options available to military following the coup staged by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces this week are: 1) Replacing President Mugabe with a new president 2) Allowing President Mugabe to continue in office and 3) a transitional government or government of national unity.