ED in no hurry to arrest Kasukuwere

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba yesterday said government was not in a hurry to arrest former Cabinet minister and Zanu PF commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who returned to Zimbabwe last week after spending nearly six months in exile following the removal of former President Robert Mugabe.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

This came after Mnangagwa last December claimed that the government was seeking Interpol’s help in having Kasukuwere arrested and repatriated back to Zimbabwe, hinting at a quick prosecution, but it seems authorities were now taking a different route, with Charamba saying there were processes to be followed.

“If a citizen has a problem at law, the charges are raised against him through appropriate channels and then taken to court. That is how processes happen,” he said.

“You will start saying human rights have been violated.

“There are processes, if someone is accused of offending against any law. The logical thing is for the aggrieved party to raise those issues in a proper legal way.”

Critics have accused authorities of using the phrase “criminals surrounding the President” as a smokescreen to push out Mugabe as no reasonable charge has been preferred against the accused.

However, Charamba said there was no need to bow to pressure of critics.

“Critics will always be with us, but justice is in fact certain and no government is driven by critics, but driven by due processes of law.

“The decent thing for all of us is to get to know if the man is going to be arraigned and if so on the basis of what alleged crimes and is he going to raise a defence, assuming that he is arraigned, that is the logical thing.

“We don’t act because there are critics, there is no government which is short of critics.”

Charamba said they have to take into account human rights before rushing to arrest anyone.

“When we are talking about the rights of a citizens, it means that we have to follow due process and I don’t know why anyone would think the due process has not yet been followed or will not be followed or that the person will be arraigned or not be arraigned,” he said.

“We don’t know and the logical thing is not to listen to critics, but wait and see whether there are any charges raised against Kasukuwere.”

Kasukuwere is part of the G40 grouping that was reportedly angling to take over from Mugabe and shut out Mnangagwa.

When Mugabe was removed from power, soldiers allegedly raided Kasukuwere’s home, where they fired a salvo of bullets.

He managed to escape into exile.

25 Comments

  1. yes charamba you are right there is no hurry in africa, there are other more pressing issues than to ponder over the arrest of tyson

    1. Chen Chikezha

      This is crap, if there were due processes to be followed that should have been done before announcing that Interpol was to be enlisted to arrest him. We knew this was another of those Zanu jokes way back, otherwise how did they think of Interpol without any due process having been followed? We are now aware that you are not going to do anything as this was a ploy to hoodwink the electorate: Zvino manyanga yaona in good time.

  2. Comment…Charamba singing nonsense, as usual.

    G

  3. Its a good thing that these unrepentant zanupf monsters are displaying their true colours right before an election. ED & Mugabe are same fanana useless, nothing will ever change. Come elections me & my goats will vote Chamisa a thousand times

  4. Seems no criminal was surrounding the former President

  5. ED is demonstrating that politics itsoro. Mudodo.

  6. ED is demonstrating that politics itsoro. Hadzidi mawara.

  7. Lizwi Alpha Ntuli

    When Jestina Mukoko was arrested, there were no human rights to consider. When Chombo was also arrested, there were no humans rights to think about. How convenient

  8. Tyson, a former CIO knows too much about ED, which he can expose if they try to arrest him. What gives him the courage to fly back. An agreement was done in the background-“don’t touch me and I will not touch you”. Unfortunately many people still believe that ED is genuine in dealing with corruption when he is a product of corruption himself.

  9. A clean break of Zano continued hold on power is needed, lest the “virus” style of Zano governance remains hidden in the system and shall continue to haunt us in the future. Do you think ED will arrest Mpofu,Tyson etc after winning the elections. Then I think you are stupid if you think Zano has changed.

    On the other hand I am not a full supporter of MDC, but it gives us an opportunity to compare and make an easy change in the next 5 years. Teams, companies or countries that do not have courage to change the coaches, management players will eventually die/lose.

  10. Zvose hazvina maturo ngatitatrireyi kuna Jehovha tirarame tigova vadyi venhaka isingaperi. Siyayi zvakadaro zvikurirane tozviona pakucheka.

  11. He will not be arrested. ED called-off retribution just after the ‘coup’. The hipe of ‘criminals surrounding the president’ died a natural death.

  12. A president who surrounds himself with criminals is the number one criminal. Have they arrested him. Those who worked under him have no case to answer. No one has been jailed so far since the beginning of the second republic.

  13. alfred shayanewako

    very diplomatiic mr spokesperson

    1. Chen Chikezha

      This is crap, if there were due processes to be followed that should have been done before announcing that Interpol was to be enlisted to arrest him. We knew this was another of those Zanu jokes way back, otherwise how did they think of Interpol without any due process having been followed? We are now aware that you are not going to do anything as this was a ploy to hoodwink the electorate: Zvino manyanga yaona in good time.

  14. Charamba, you think about human rights when you are dealing with Zanu pf looters only,f but innocent Zimbabweans are tortured for no reasons,Mugabe era is not yet over.We are waiting to dismantle this.You are all the same(looters)

  15. ACHISUNGIRWEIKO IMBAVHA NGANI DZISINA KUSUNGWA , WHAT WE WANT IS THE BETTER ZImbabwe

  16. Surely there were no criminals around president Mugabe because to date, not even one has been arrested. It certainly was a plot to grab power. Even the Chombo case it seems its crumbling like a deck of cards.

  17. kana chivayo akasiiwa ko uyo anozobatirwei

  18. Meanwhile the younger brother Tongai Kasukuwere is also now back in the country. He must be the one with a lot of criminal charges.

  19. Luke Munya Mabika

    Please George ,spare us the agony of listening to such drivel.I always tell people that Zanu pf is a Mafia party which can spring unpleasant surprises any time.How can you be not in a hurry to arrest Kasukuwere when you claimed you wanted to deal with people surrounding the former president when you staged your coup?Everyone knows that Kasukuwere,Moyo and Zhuwawo were your primary targets and today you are singing a different tune?I wonder what people see in the zanu pf mafia organisation.People have been lied to,left,right and centre and yet they continue to be used by the same barbarians for their own selfish ends.God have mercy on all who support such an evil organisation.

  20. Luke Munya Mabika

    Please George ,spare us the agony of listening to such drivel.I always tell people that Zanu pf is a Mafia party which can spring unpleasant surprises any time.How can you be not in a hurry to arrest Kasukuwere when you claimed you wanted to deal with people surrounding the former president when you staged your coup?Everyone knows that Kasukuwere,Moyo and Zhuwawo were your primary targets and today you are singing a different tune?I wonder what people see in the zanu pf mafia organisation.People have been lied to,left,right and centre and yet they continue to be used by the same barbarians for their own selfish ends.God have mercy on all who support such an evil organisation.Let them see light.

  21. Vanozivana vanhu ava kuvavhotera kuvhotera mbavha

  22. Chen Chikezha

    This is crap, if there were due processes to be followed that should have been done before announcing that Interpol was to be enlisted to arrest him. We knew this was another of those Zanu jokes way back, otherwise how did they think of Interpol without any due process having been followed? We are now aware that you are not going to do anything as this was a ploy to hoodwink the electorate: Zvino manyanga yaona in good time.

  23. Kasukuwere is no fool, probably ku south ikoko he engaged or consulted powerful Sangomas so that when he comes here no one will lay a finger on him. He would not have just come here walking straight into trouble without first shielding himself with some ‘tsotso’

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