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WikiLeaks: Zim mulls treason charges

2011-01-20 22:07

Harare - Zimbabwe's top lawyer says he may seek treason charges against former opposition politicians named in diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

Attorney-general Johannes Tomana has formed an unnamed five-member expert panel to assess some 3 000 Zimbabwe-related US cables for breaches of security laws.

But Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights chief Irene Petras says the constitution and terms of Tomana's official powers don't allow him to call in outside advisers.

She calls the investigation "an abuse of power".

Tomana says the panel is anonymous for ethical reasons.

He says it will submit its opinions by March on contacts between US diplomats and members of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party who allegedly conspired to oust longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe.

Comments
  • william.botha - 2011-01-20 23:02

    "Conspired to oust Robert Mugabe".???? Uhmm, I think that's what you call opposition Bob!

      uncle.dee1 - 2011-01-27 22:14

      i hope you arenot related to that apartheid monster who went on a spree of trying to destabilise the southern african region, yes Tomanna has every right to protect the sovereignity of Zimbabwe even by coreicive diplomacy

  • Thingamebob - 2011-01-21 06:23

    I like uncle Bob......he shows me Africa and its leaders for exactly who and what they are.

      Richard - 2011-01-21 12:34

      You would think so... But some people are still going to come with dumb remarks

  • Chibuli - 2011-01-21 07:43

    Here's a justification for regime change!

  • ludlowdj - 2011-01-21 08:05

    And as usual the world just sits and watch's what will it take for the international community to do something to intervene? do we need large scale genocide? Will the4 world then rush in when its to late to save those who are already dead.

      Meanleader - 2011-10-12 11:54

      there is no oil in Crimebabwe , so sadly , the world can't see the human rights violations ...oil magnifies the problems for all to see . Get with the program ...

  • shmangle - 2011-01-21 10:25

    Great, just another way for Bob to execute/jail some opposition...

  • marden - 2011-01-21 11:14

    this is such a joke. bob mug"APE" should be tried in the hague for crimes against humanity but instead the fools that put him in power sit back and watch while he destroys the country. and now he wants to try someone for treason. TRUE AFRICAN STYLE!!!

  • reader4444@24.com - 2011-01-21 12:52

    Ehtical reasons? What does that mean? The dude and his cohorts are some of the least ethical, moral, righteous etc etc people on the continent. It's time for the Mugabe regime to be obliterated once and for all.

  • Bostjan - 2011-02-24 10:55

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