By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
Self-styled activist Gastaff Kativu has urged the people of Zimbabwe to handover President Emmerson Mnangagwa and other high ranking government officials to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their involvement in Gukurahundi, Operation Murambatsvina and 2008 political violence.
Gukurahundi which happened in the early 80s claimed about 20 000 alleged people of Ndebele origin, Murambatsvina of 2005 left thousands of people homeless while political violence during the 2008 run-off election also claimed lives and property.
Addressing a press conference, Kativu said he is certain that people currently in government including President Mnangagwa are the culprits for the atrocities and must therefore face the international law.
“In view of the above atrocities that were perpetrated by people in high office against the citizens, the way forward is for citizens of Zimbabwe to hand over Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and his accomplices to the International Criminal Court to face justice for crimes against humanity,” he said.
Kativu who is now leading a social movement called the Complete Knockdown of the Establishment (CKD) said while the removal of former President Robert Mugabe was a step forward, the ascendency of Mnangagwa to the Presidency is however thousands of steps backwards.
The dreadlocked activist, who was arrested for demonstrating against Mnangagwa at the Zanu congress in December, said it was not yet Uhuru for Zimbabwe.
Kativu said he was tortured and was subjected to leg-irons for the whole month while in prison and was also classified as a dangerous criminal.
Meanwhile, Kativu has called on the United Nations to help administer the country’s 2018 general elections to curb the possibility of rigging by the ruling party.
He said the recent hand-over of utility vehicles to traditional leaders is an act of vote-buying by the new government ahead of the impending polls.