Zimbabwe’s president says he wants South Africa’s ruling African National Congress to block an investigation a South African judge has ordered into alleged violence and atrocities by loyalists of his party.
President Robert Mugabe, speaking at a convention of southern African liberation movements in Harare on Friday, called the probe ordered in May a “racist assault” by embittered Zimbabwean and South African whites.
The South African judge ordered his country’s prosecutors to investigate alleged human rights abuses and torture in Zimbabwe in a case filed by a human rights group and Zimbabwean exiles.
Those who brought the case say they have documented abuses and envision a trial in South Africa.
The case is likely to be tied up in appeals for some time before any probe starts. – Sapa-A