Is Mugabe Irritated by South African Court's Ruling?


President Robert Mugabe is reportedly upset by a court ruling urging South African authorities to probe human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe torture victims turn to South Africa courts.

  • Zimbabwe:  Minister Calls South African Court Ruling on Human Rights Abuses 'Irrelevant'

    The Herald, 9 May 2012

    A recent South African court judgement that wants Pretoria to investigate Zimbabwean officials for alleged human rights abuses brings the SA justice system into disrepute, a ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  High Court Orders South African Authorities to Investigate Crimes Against Humanity Committed in the Country

    Sokwanele, 8 May 2012

    In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the North Gauteng High Court ruled this morning that the South African authorities must investigate Zimbabwean ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA, Country Slammed for Failing Violence Victims

    Zimbabwe Independent, 3 May 2012

    THE Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (Zef) has slammed the South African and Zimbabwean governments for failing to ensure justice and protection for victims of political violence in the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Activists 'Hopeful' Ahead of Torture Ruling

    SW Radio Africa, 30 March 2012

    The activists who led a landmark legal challenge in South Africa this week have expressed hope for a favourable ruling, expected in the coming months. read more »

  • South Africa:  Damning Testimony in Zimbabwe Torture Case

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 27 March 2012

    The North Gauteng High Court will resume hearing a landmark case today brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) to compel South ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Zimbabwe Torture Case Postponed

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 27 March 2012

    Rights activists began a legal bid on Monday to compel South Africa to investigate and prosecute citizens of neighbouring Zimbabwe suspected of crimes against humanity, but the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Difficult Day for SA State in Nation Torture Case

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 29 March 2012

    The second full day of hearings at the North Gauteng High Court - in the case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) to compel ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Difficult Day for SA State in Torture Case

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 29 March 2012

    The second full day of hearings at the North Gauteng High Court - in the case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) to compel ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Judgement Reserved in Torture Case

    SW Radio Africa, 29 March 2012

    A South African Judge on Thursday reserved judgement in a landmark legal challenge based on incidences of torture in Zimbabwe. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Torture Victims Turn to South Africa Courts

    Daily Maverick, 27 March 2012

    Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe have been a far cry from what they were during the Thabo Mbeki's "quiet diplomacy". read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  South Africa Urged to Separate Politics and Law in Torture Case

    SW Radio Africa, 27 March 2012

    South Africa's government will this week be urged to separate its international legal responsibilities and politics, in a landmark legal case based on incidences of torture in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Turbulent Waters of the NPA's Zimbabwe Email-storm

    Daily Maverick, 27 March 2012

    A court case, set to resume in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday, has caused a rift between senior NPA officials over the decision not to investigate and possibly prosecute ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Damning Testimony in Torture Case

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 26 March 2012

    The North Gauteng High Court today was forced to postpone the landmark case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) to compel ... read more »

  • South Africa:  'Extraordinary' Twist in Zimbabwe Torture Case

    SW Radio Africa, 26 March 2012

    There's been what has been described as an 'extraordinary' twist in a landmark court case in South Africa, which will urge the authorities there to investigate and prosecute high ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Court to Decide if South Africa Can Charge Torturers

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 23 March 2012

    A landmark case will begin in South Africa on Monday, which could compel South African authorities to prosecute high level Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity. ... read more »

  • Africa:  Justice System in Intensive Care

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 22 March 2012

    The Zimbabwe Lawyer's for Human Rights (ZLHR) has launched a damning attack on the increasingly politicised Zimbabwean judicial system following the wrongful conviction of the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Gwisai and Activists Suing Home Affairs Ministers Over Torture

    SW Radio Africa, 14 March 2012

    Former law lecturer and socialist party leader Munyaradzi Gwisai, and five other activists arrested for watching videos of the Egyptian uprisings last year, have filed a $300,000 ... read more »