In ground-breaking move, S. Africa steps in over alleged Zimbabwe mass rapes

The Globe and mail, By Geoffrey York, February 25

Johannesburg – In a ground-breaking move, South African prosecutors will investigate President Robert Mugabe’s political party for crimes against humanity for an alleged campaign of mass rapes in Zimbabwe’s last election.

The decision, following a request by Canadian activist Stephen Lewis and others, marks the first time an African government has used domestic laws to investigate another African country under the emerging doctrine of “universal jurisdiction.”

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