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Arrest killer soldiers - US tells Mnangagwa

by Staff Reporter
20 Jun 2019 at 19:36hrs | Views
THE United States has demanded that President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrests soldiers that shot and killed civilians in the August 2018 and January 2019 demonstrations.

Mnangagwa met with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, in Mozambique on Wednesday on the sidelines of the US-Africa Business Summit in an effort by Harare to restore relations with Washington.

Commenting on the meeting on Twitter, Nagy said, "I met with Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa today. I stressed the urgent need to hold security forces accountable for acts of violence committed against Zimbabweans including in August 2018 and January/February 2019 and the importance of real political and economic reforms."

Zimbabwe has come under scrutiny from Western countries over the violation of human rights.

Recently, the US and Britain condemned arbitrary arrests, abduction and torture of activists by the Mnangagwa government.

The two countries also called on the Mnangagwa administration to desist from criminalising the work of civil society organisations as their role is enshrined in the constitution.

Source - Byo24News