Zimbabwe seeks WikiLeaks prosecutions

2010-12-25 12:39

Harare - Zimbabwe will appoint a commission to investigate the "treasonous collusion" that led to several embarrassing reports being released by WikiLeaks, the country's attorney-general said on Saturday.

"With immediate effect, I am going to instruct a team of practising lawyers to look into the issues that arise from the WikiLeaks," Attorney-General Johannes Tomana told the state-owned Herald newspaper.

"The WikiLeaks appear to show a treasonous collusion between local Zimbabweans and the aggressive international world, particularly the United States."

Tomana was this week slapped with sanctions and an asset freeze by the United States, making him the latest ally of long-ruling President Robert Mugabe to be black-listed by the US government.

His statements came after WikiLeaks this month released a series of cables from US diplomats that have been embarrassing to 86-year-old Mugabe and his inner circle.

One discussed the United Nations' efforts to get Mugabe to stand down by offering him a retirement package and an exile deal. Another contained accusations that Mugabe's wife, Grace, and Central Bank Governor Gideon Gono were earning huge profits from illegal diamonds.

Mugabe's wife has filed a lawsuit claiming $15m in damages from a local independent weekly that reproduced a WikiLeaks report which said she had been involved in underhand sales of diamonds from the controversial Marange mines.

  • trippygrape - 2010-12-25 14:09

    To Bob & Cronies: It's CHRISTMAS today, NO APRIL FOOLS! However, Bob & friends, you made me laugh!

  • waynet59 - 2010-12-25 14:18

    bob should be tried at the hague

      Joe - 2010-12-25 17:11

      if Zim mattered, he probably would. But you know, Zim don't matter! Neither do Africa, for that matter.

  • mrxdan002 - 2010-12-25 14:26

    I hope them religious types are correct about there being a hell, because there is no justice on this earth for mugabe and co.

  • BloodyAgent - 2010-12-25 14:31

    Vat hom fluffy!!!!, Im sure the world are holdings there breath to see what Bob will do to smoke out this white imperialist Agent

  • lean - 2010-12-25 14:37

    by offering him a retirement package - Ha Ha Ha This guy should be Executed just like Saddam Hussein....

  • Joe - 2010-12-25 17:10

    Ha ha what a useless, zero-credibility, absurdly ridiculous 'government' the zimbabweans have. To be the utmost laughing stock of the world takes some doing. FOOLS!

  • bladeboy - 2010-12-25 19:12

    Must be a zero news day to report on this non story , Merry Christmas Bob hopefully your last in power

  • Blikskottel - 2010-12-26 08:05

    If the United nation offered him this, they are as bad as he is. He should be dragged to trial, convicted and made to pay for his years of murder and pillage.

  • Peter - 2010-12-26 09:36

    Just shoot the whole lot(including dis-Grace)

      scorpio - 2010-12-31 08:51

      A B S O L U T E L Y

  • witboer - 2010-12-26 10:18

    Mugabe you dont have the money to pay your laywers. The world is not going to take you dum lot serious. JOKERS.

  • scorpio - 2010-12-31 08:55

    You will get into more shit drinking and driving, than Bob and his cronies - who do more harm imagineable. Despite this knowledge the world just stands by and watches. I can't believe it. What credibility does the Hague Commision have or the UN when nothing gets done ?

  • mamac - 2011-01-26 06:54

    They don't have press freeddom in Zimbabwe?

  • Happygas - 2011-09-08 15:19

    bob needs to hang

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