Former ZANU PF politburo member, Professor Jonathan Moyo, said that the Zimbabwean government has created a culture of impunity and as a result, serious crimes have been committed without anyone having to account for them.
Speaking to the media this week, Moyo said Zimbabwe’s police force has an impressive record of solving crimes, so when a crime remains unresolved, State agents will be the perpetrators. He said:
… our police force has an impressive record of solving crimes, murder especially crimes committed by individuals and so forth, but when you find a very serious crime, atrocities committed in Zimbabwe, you don’t have to guess who committed that crime.
All you need to look at is whether the authorities resolve or solve that crime or not. Where they don’t, is without exception, the state would have committed that crime.
If a person is abducted or you don’t get to know who abducted them and if a facility is bombed and you don’t know who bombed it, the answer is very clear; agents of the states would have done it.
Some of the most high profile crimes that have remained unresolved since the turn of the Millenium include the bombing of the Daily News’s printing press in January 2001, and the enforced disappearance of pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara on the morning of 9 March 2015, following his abduction by five unidentified men while at a barbershop in Harare’s Glenview suburb.