South African parliament to debate on Zimbabwe human rights abuses
A South African opposition party leader has called for the Parliament of South Africa to debate the Zimbabwean Human Rights abuse issues.
In a letter to the speaker of parliament, Vuyolwethu Zungula said the Zimbabwean issue was a matter of concern in SADC region.
Read his letter below:
The Speaker of Parliament: Hon T Modise.
Parliament Building, Room E118
04 August 2020
Dear Honourable Speaker.
In light of the recent harsh realities of military police brutality experienced by Zimbabwean citizens amid anti -corruption protests, I hereby request that Parliament debates this matter urgently under the topic:
“Urgent debate: human rights violations in Zimbabwe amid anti-corruption protests”
The silence of the House on this matter might have dire consequences for South Africa, and further damning consequences for the people of Zimbabwe who are exposed to this injustice by the Zimbabwean Government.
As a SADC country and a global citizen, South Africa must have a vested interest in cross-border affairs that fuel the inequality and injustice of many people, which has a direct impact on the well- functioning of surrounding countries.
I am looking forward to your most urgent response.
Vuyolwethu Zungula, MP