Former President of Botswana voices up on Zim human rights abuse

indafrica August 6, 2020
Updated 2020/08/06 at 3:16 PM

Former Botswana President Ian Khama reacts to police brutality in Zimbabwe.

Former Botswana President Ian Seretse Khama has voiced his concerns on the Zimbabwe government brutality against its citizens.

The outspoken Ian Khama is the only head of state who echoed his voice against the late Robert Mugabe rule, which unleased terror against citizens.

Posting on his official verified Facebook page, Khama was puzzled by the way Zimbabwean armed forces use violence against ordinary unarmed people.

He compared the sad images against the Ian Smith “White minority” colonial rule where Zimbabweans suffered violence against the colonial masters.

Was this picture taken during minority rule in Rhodesia or majority rule in Zimbabwe?

During Ian Smiths’ white minority rule in Rhodesia, the police used to clamp down and oppress the black majority. A successful war of liberation was waged to free that majority from oppression and gain independence.

Now forty years later and under majority rule, nothing seems to have changed for the long-suffering people of Zimbabwe other than the name of the county and that of its leaders. Free Zimbabwe!

# Zimbabwelivesmatter took the world by storm as influential political leaders and celebrities protest against government brutality on Zimbabwean citizens. Prior to a planned protest against corruption on the 31 July, the Zimbabwean through its armed forces arrested award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and protest mastermind Jacob Ngarihvume.

Hopewell Chin’ono unearthed Covid-19 procurement corruption scam that rocked the Zimbabwean political leadership leading to the expulsion of the country’s Minister of Health.

South African opposition leaders Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane voiced their concerns on the Zimbabwean situation, a campaign supported by South African celebrities.

Mmusi Maimane questioned South African President and African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa for “blue ticking” the Zimbabwean situation.

Ever since adamant Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to uproot “bad apples” who are causing destabilization in the country.

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