South African opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said it is waiting for a response from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after they approached the court requesting it launches investigations into human rights violations by the Zimbabwean government.
In an interview with The Standard’s Obey Manayiti (OM), DA leader Mmusi Maimane(MM) also said if ICC turns down their request to launch an investigation against the Mnangagwa administration he will continue to work with all stakeholders. Read an excerpt of the interview below:
OM: We have heard about your intentions to approach the ICC. Where are you now with that process?
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MM: We have approached the office of the prosecutor at the ICC to launch a preliminary investigation. We await their response.
OM: What other options do you have on the table if this fails?
MM: (We have to) continue to work with all stakeholders (Zimbabwe civil society, political parties, South African government and international community) to ensure the safety of the people of Zimbabwe and advancement of democracy and stability in the region.