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Open letter to President Mnangagwa

08 Sep 2022 at 06:44hrs | Views
DEAR President Emmerson Mnangagwa,

We appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to officially either serve you summons or issue a warrant of arrest or proceed to apprehend, interrogate and prosecute you on applicable legal criteria on September 13, 2022 during the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on charges ranging from a coup d'etat, mass genocide, torture, abductions, rape, with counts dating back to 1983, with redundant commissions of inquiry, whereas gross violations of human rights, including failure to uphold the rule of law and defeat to the course of justice, have been cited.

Mr President Sir, we declare a Freedom Charter in Zimbabwe comparable to the one adopted on June 26, 1955 by South Africa.

Your resignation will not be a waiver for your crimes, but honour to founding fathers and heroes whose legacy you have massacred. We call for your impeachment by Parliament or recall by Zanu-PF.

Mr President Sir, you have shown gross incapacitation and incompetence since 2017 with empty hollow speeches, looting as well as turning a blind eye to cartel deals worth millions of United States dollars with zero proceeds to the Treasury.

There is no second republic, but rise of the 5th Chimurenga. There is no economic independence. "Born frees" are now being declared comrades of their generation.

Please recall your Zanu-PF ambassador to South Africa and seek guidance from those who commenced the diplomatic relations.

Clearly as Head of State, you failed to dialogue with your counterpart in South Africa or address the xenophobic attacks/permit issues on Zimbabweans, yet you are showing an appetite of wanting to manipulate elections.

On August 26, 2022, an open letter was sent to the Republic of South Africa, with emphasis placed on the neighbouring country not to harass Zimbabweans using colonial and apartheid tactics so as to maintain diplomatic relations and promote peace.

The South African government has been grateful to us. Now it has extended Zimbabwe Exemption Permits to June 2023, probably hoping for a new government in Zimbabwe.

We request that a voluntary repatriation exercise commence, with 200 buses waiting to assist, plus free duty to all returning residents and allowances.

Normal permits/visas should be processed as per norm. Refugee/political asylums should be granted to Zimbabweans remaining in South Africa, including such passports in terms of Refugee Act 1998, 1951 UN Convention on Refugees Act, 1969 OAU Convention, 1967 Protocol, 1993 basic agreement between the government of South Africa and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, including the Immigration Act of South Africa.

Mr President Sir, Parliament should be dissolved and Senate abolished respectively as they serve a ceremonial role with POLAD now doing the policymaking duties. Electoral reforms ahead of the 2023 elections should go through a referendum.

Sadc polling stations are a must including diaspora vote/registration. No political dialogue or government of national unity is acceptable come 2023. Securocrats are there to defend the Constitution of Zimbabwe and ensure a peaceful transition and transfer of power. 

Source - Newsday Zimbabwe
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