In an interview with France24 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over the weekend, President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed that women who said they were raped by security forces during the recent protests were lying. (Read what Mnangagwa said here).
Below are some of the utterances made by Zimbabweans bout Mnangagwa’s sentiments:
Here’s why there must be a credible, independent, impartial, international & judicial investigation of the January atrocities. Mnangagwa’s dismissal of rape victims as “make up & stage managed” & his offhand denial of Army killings render his regime unfit to do any investigation!
Shumba haingarambe kuti haina kuuraya mombe iyo ine ropa paromo zvekuti munhu wese anenge achiona ropa racho. Events that happened in Zimbabwe, happened in the public. People saw the events happening , people recorded videos. You can’t cover up such things brought up by citizens.
Johnson Rukamba Retweeted Tsitsi Dangarembga
The mask is off. We now know in their scheme of things ZANU PF is above govt and the Constitution. No wonder why Marange diamonds have no arrests, Maguta refused to be audited and Land Audit was rubbished. Maybe they think women are part of the “natural resources” they can “loot”.
Besides the evidence that already exists, as a matter of law on state responsibility, where there are allegations of human rights violations, it is STATE OBLIGATION to investigate. It’s not for the State to sit on its laurels & say “Victim, bring the evidence”.
@Wamagaisa @edmnangagwa, what evidence of rape/killings do you now want to see when there was an internet/info shutdown? How about the few videos/reports that trickled out via VPN? Do you honestly expect one to discuss their malaria with the mosquitoes? @FRANCE24
That France 24 interview didn’t make me angry. It made me sad.
Who can take us seriously when our leaders are so farcical? An actual joke.
I still believe we will rise from the ashes but we really are in the ashes.
God bless Zimbabwe 🇿🇼
— Fadzayi Mahere (@advocatemahere) February 11, 2019
In an interview with France24, ED says the killings & rape in the recent crackdown by the state were stage-managed. While a party youth is testifying in court that he got military uniform from ZANU PF, ED insists everything was pre-planned by others. Denialism & scapegoating …
— Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼 (@Wamagaisa) February 11, 2019
It's scandalous for a President, who is a lawyer by training, to say "CIVIL COURTS" are "meeting out" jail sentences of up to 10 years to citizens accused of "looting & beating up people". He has no word about what's happenig to soldiers who butchered, tortured & raped residents! pic.twitter.com/4674bYwRH3
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) February 11, 2019