Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, is calling for the International Criminal Court to intervene in Zimbabwe. Maimane is headed on a fact finding mission in the region in the hopes of being able to aid in restoring peace.
Mmusi Maimane is taking a hands-on approach to the current unrest in neighboring Zimbabwe. Speaking to eNCA recently, the Democratic Alliance leader revealed his reasons for intervening:
"There are gross violations of human rights taking place. People are being detained without any due process. People are being put into solitary confinement. I have members of Parliament who are living in exile in their country."
Maimane is now calling on the International Criminal Court to intervene in the country, in an effort to restore democracy:
"Therefor we cannot adopt quiet diplomacy. We are saying lets go and engage. Lets make sure the UN Secretary Council can engage that situation, so that we can stabilize democracy in Zimbabwe."
The opposition leader is headed to Zimbabwe to embark on a fact-finding mission.
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that the South African ambassador for Zimbabwe, Mphakama Mbete, has given DA leader Mmusi Maimane a firm warning to steer clear of Zimbabwe’s politics.
Mbete cautioned that it’s likely that Maimane will be immediately turned away at the Zimbabwe airport, just as he was from Zambia in 2017.
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