Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Zim exiles on warpath against Mugabe


THE Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) has lodged an urgent application with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal in Windhoek to declare President Robert Mugabe's government illegal and force regional leaders to stop inviting him to their meetings.

Norman Tjombe of the Legal Assistance Centre confirmed that the papers were served on several individuals as well as the tribunal's head office in Windhoek and that they were awaiting a date for the hearing.

"We have made a host of demands including that the elections be declared unconstitutional," Tjombe said.

Mugabe attended a weekend SADC summit in South Africa despite the application and a boycott of the meeting by Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama.

Khama refused to attend the summit because his government does not recognise Mugabe's re-election.

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