NPA investigates Ravalomanana

2012-08-05 18:36

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is investigating former Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana for alleged crimes against humanity, according to a report on Sunday.

The NPA confirmed on Saturday that initial material it had obtained suggested (there is) "reasonable evidence" that crimes against humanity had alleged occurred, the Sunday Times reported.

Ravalomanana fled to South Africa in 2009, after weeks of tension in Madagascar, exacerbated by his guards opening fire on peaceful protesters killing around 40.

NPA official Bulelwa Makeke said: " I can confirm that the process of collecting evidence is underway and discussions with the directorate of priority crime investigation have been held".

This came after a Malagasy group, called the Association of Martyrs of Antananarivo Merina Square, laid a complaint with the NPA through a South African attorney four months ago.

The association submitted a dossier including affidavits by alleged victims, video footage and international reports on what had happened in Madagascar before Ravalomanana was toppled.

Makeke said that the final decision on whether to prosecute rested with the national director of public prosecutions.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-05 19:32

    And if they find that he is guilty...what would they do then?? Don’t we have more important things, closer to home, to investigate more urgently than to take up the NPA’s overworked staffs time on this clown?

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-05 20:15

      Agree! CLOSE to home such as its own acting head, Col Jiba!

      tw2066 - 2012-08-06 05:12

      Maybe this guy is giving some ANC despots HOME SCHOOLING!!

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-05 20:03

    The fall of another DICK tator...view his history on the net !

  • louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-05 20:13

    NPA should rather investigate its acting head, Jiba! NPA has no credibility left!

  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-08-05 23:09

    Why waste even more of our money on this bastard? Send him back to his own country so they can deal with him. We are fed up with keeping him in the lap of luxury

  • tommo.too - 2012-08-05 23:28

    Send him to The Hague and sack the NPA.

  • tw2066 - 2012-08-06 05:18

    So what if they investigate - If they want him innocent the ANC will fire anyone in the NPA who does their work on him. If this guy does get jail, well a snotty nose and he is out on medical parole. Our little corrupt ANC Bantustan....

  • julian.knight.7 - 2012-08-06 07:18

    Remind me what was it that the NPA said in court recently, that they could not investigate Mugabe for Human Right abuses?

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