MDC vice-chairperson, Job Sikhala has called for the international community to make President Emmerson Mnangagwa account for what he considers crimes against humanity.
Sikhala made the remarks last week on Friday after the police violently dispersed MDC demonstrators in central Harare.
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Addressing reporters soon after anti-riot police descended on the protestors using batons and tear smoke, Sikhala said:
Now is the time to plait the international law that presses international obligations for the crime against humanity against Mnangagwa.
This man has been thriving on the blood of our kith and kin. It is high time to look him right into his eyes and tell him ‘stop spilling the blood of our relatives anymore.
… Today (Friday), Mnangagwa’s person has been exposed to the whole world as the most brutal dictatorship ever seen in the world. It went on brutal torture and assault of innocent peaceful demonstrators in central Harare.
The common denominator to his hypocrisy and charade of political reform has been exposed for everyone to see, especially the lie he has been selling to the international community that he is a reformist.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary for the Information Ministry, Ndavaningi Nick Mangwana scoffed at Sikhala’s remarks. He said:
Mr Sikhala can shout Hague 70 times seven times, but his fantasy of getting into power through the backdoor will not be realised.
He can give as many ultimatums as he wishes, but the government will not be blackmailed to surrender the will of the people to them just because they have invited suffering upon the nation.