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24 April 2017 07:33 (South Africa)

Zimbabwean activists go for the gap after activist acquitted

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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Just as many observers thought would happen in the wake of rights activist Jestina Mukoko winning a permanent stay of prosecution on terror charges, a Zimbabwean human rights group has called on Zimbabwe to pursue all cases of rights abuses, which they say continue under a power-sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and rival Morgan Tsvangirai. Mukoko claimed she was tortured into confessing to terrorism charges, and the judge agreed. This enabled Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights to issue a statement saying it ‘s important for the government to restore the rule of law to win international confidence. The state has yet to respond to the ruling, but it should give the Tsvangirai faction t powerful leverage in its dealings with Mugabe’s Zanu-PF.

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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