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Mugabe's resignation a golden opportunity for rights

by Stephen Jakes
22 Nov 2017 at 07:38hrs | Views
A Human rights activists Dewa Mavhinga has described the resignation of Robert Mugabe as President of Zimbabwe as a Golden Opportunity for Rights issues to be implemented to attracted international recognition.

Mugabe tendered his resignation on Tuesday due to mounting pressure from citizens and the party for him to step down.

 Dewa Mavhinga, Southern Africa director at Human Rights Watch said Robert Mugabe's resignation as president comes after 37 years of authoritarian rule littered with serious human rights violations.

"Triggered by the November 15 military takeover and his subsequent dismissal as Zanu-PF party president, Mugabe's resignation creates a golden opportunity for improving respect for human rights and freedoms in Zimbabwe," he said.

"The next government should promptly carry out reforms of the military and police, which Mugabe used as tools for the repression of peaceful critics, independent organizations, and the media."

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