A document believed to be authored by ousted Zanu-PF G40 members is calling for the African Union (AU) and SADC to impose sanctions against Zimbabwe.
The document is authored by a yet to be launched political party called New Patriotic Front which is believed to be spearheaded by former Zanu-PF members Professor Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere who are on self-imposed exile. In his interview with SABC News, Moyo called for AU and SADC to launch an investigation into Zimbabwe’s coup. Below is part of the document:
In light of the foregoing, the New Patriotic Front demands that in the first place the conduct and statements of the African Union and SADC in relation to the events of the 15th of November 2017 cannot stand in blatant violation of the Constitutive Acts of these organisations and the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Such a dereliction of duty cannot be countenanced and cannot be without consequence or relief As set out in the opening paragraph, the following is demanded of the AU and SADC:-
a) openly renounce and condemn the said events of 15 November 2017 as a military coup;
b) take all steps necessary to refrain from recognising the legality or legitimacy of the military regime currently purporting to form the Government of Zimbabwe;
c) cease all diplomatic ties and cooperation and recognition of the said Government of Zimbabwe and further to refuse to accord it any recognition as a member in good standing of the AU and SADC;
d) urgently institute an investigation of the said extraordinary situation in Zimbabwe to establish the facts and to verify the assertions set out herein above;
e) take all steps necessary, diplomatic, political and otherwise to establish a transitional authority to oversee and superintend a process for the return of Zimbabwe to constitutionalism, legitimacy and normalcy;
f) deploy an AU force to monitor and ensure demilitarisation of politics, state and government institutions.