Zimbabwe's gang rape coming back to haunt

Canada's Stephen Lewis has initiated legal action against Mugabe's supporters.

February 26, 2013 | Web First
Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC The Current

When Robert Mugabe clung to power after Zimbabwe's 2008 election he was quick to wield the power of the law and the authority of the state, reported Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC's The Current Tuesday, Feb. 26.

But it is precisely the wider legal and moral authority of States that is now being used against him in a South African plan to prosecution Mugabe supporters for engineering the systematic rape of women in that election fight. And behind this bold legal move was a concerted lobby effort by a group begun by Canada's Stephen Lewis.

Listen to the interview here http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/02/26/investigating-reports-of-zimbabwe-rapes-under-universal-jurisdiction/

Feb. 26, 2013

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