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‘Zimbabwe has no history

Publish date: 11 March 2019
Issue Number: 814
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

'As the report says, everybody who was involved in wrongdoing must be accountable. We are going to bring all the documents in the report and hand it over to the law enforcement agencies. I assure you that no one is going to get away with this.'

– State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba has assured South Africans that everyone implicated in the report on the State Security Agency – which reveals gross abuses of power to fight factional battles during former president Jacob Zuma's administration – will be investigated.

 

'The pilot mentioned that he had difficulties and he wants to return. He was given clearance to turn around.'

–  Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam on Sunday's tragedy.

 

‘Zimbabwe has no history of aggression against any nation, so the statement is absurd.'

– Information Ministry Secretary Nick Mangwana after US President Donald Trump prolonged the sanctions on more than 100 individuals and entities – including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor Robert Mugabe – over human rights abuses. Trump said the individuals posed ‘an unusual and extraordinary threat’ to US foreign policy.

 

‘Trevor, I never get this type of applause so I am jealous.'

– President Cyril Ramaphosa, who introduced Daily Show host Trevor Noah as his special guest in Parliament.