While addressing Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting at the Convention Centre in Gweru yesterday, President Mnangagwa said his administration has managed to obtain an extradition treaty with neighbouring South Africa and he will make use of it to extradite G40 members hiding next door, The Sunday Mail reports.
Former Cabinet Ministers and well-known G40 members, Patric Zhuwao, Walter Mzembi and Saviour Kasekuwere are in the neighbouring country where they have been hibernating since former President Mugabe’s infamous ouster in November 2017. Speaking about the trio’s possible extradition, Mnangagwa said:
So, these G40 elements peddling falsehoods and fictitious narratives about Zimbabwe, we know where they are, but we had remained silent and reluctant. But now we have an extradition treaty between Zimbabwe and South Africa. I am now going to give instructions to invoke this treaty so that we can extradite these elements to face the law.
This is not an exception in Zimbabwe, even in America they do so, they evoke this treaty if they have a fugitive citizen they want. In Zimbabwe we have been reluctant but now we want them to come and face the law.
Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi said they have already started the extradition process when he spoke to the publication and said:
These three (Jonathan Moyo, Kasukuwere and Mzembi) are all fugitives from justice. In the case of Kasukuwere and Mzembi, they both had cases before the courts but they fled before their trials were completed.
Kasukuwere indicated that he was terminally ill and was unable to attend court due to his health condition, but all evidence indicates that this was a false representation to the courts. Professor Moyo also has a case to answer relating to fraud and criminal abuse of office during his time as Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education.
At the same meeting, the President mentioned Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume among people he called detractors trying to organise violent protests to overthrow the government.
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