Regional News Roundup

SADC meets in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN – The SADC Extra-ordinary Inter State Politics and Diplomacy Committee met here on Sunday to deliberate on a number of issues afflicting the region. The ISPDC said after the meeting that the regional bloc SADC remained committed and united to SA’s Home Affairs Minister, NkosazanaDlamini-Zuma as its candidate for the Chairperson of the AU Commission and that the Ad-hoc Committee of Eight Head of States and Government would meet urgently to address the issues relating to the next elections of the members of the AU Commission as mandated by the AU Summit on January 30.

“The Republic of Angola, as the Chairperson of SADC, will represent the region in the Committee of Eight,” said SA’s International Relations ministry recently.

Death threats against MDC SA

JOHANNESBURG – Leaders of the mainstream MDC here have allegedly received death threats from some known and unknown assailants, a party official said this week.

TapiwaShumba, Secretary for Information and Publicity in the party’s SA Youth Assembly, said this week that serious death threats had been made on provincial Secretary General, NhamoChikowore, Chairperson of the Youth Assembly Giyani Dube and Organizing Secretary, Shelton Chiyangwa.

Prosecute Zimofficials: NGOs

PRETORIA –Two non-governmental organisations here want South African police and prosecutors to deal with Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity.

The Southern African Litigation Centre and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum recently asked the High Court to set aside a recent decision by the National Prosecuting Authority and the South African Police Services not to investigate and prosecute high level Zimbabwean officials alleged to have been involved in state-sanctioned torture. “It also has implications for justice in Zimbabwe,” said SALC Executive Director, Nicole Fritz.

The case arose from a docket the group submitted to the NPA documenting torture in Zimbabwe.

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