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Publish date: 12 August 2019
Issue Number: 836
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

‘The President does not owe anyone protection. If people assisted him (in his rise to power) thinking that they will receive protection for their corruption antics, they are mistaken. No one joined Zanu-PF to be corrupt. All corrupt heavyweights will be arrested.'

–  Zanu-PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo after President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira who was detained over the disappearance $94m during her time as Welfare Minister. 

 

'We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalises racist sentiments. Such language isn't new – it's been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history, here in America and around the world. It is at the root of slavery and Jim Crow, the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. It has no place in our politics and our public life. And it's time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much – clearly and unequivocally.'

– Former US President Barack Obama

 

'I am reliving apartheid under Trump.'

– Veteran TV talk show host Felicia Mabuza-Suttle who now lives in an upscale neighbourhood in Atlanta, Georgia. She said she did not leave the house without her driver's licence, for fear of being stopped by the police.