Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has cited concerns over a video of an alleged massacre that supposedly took place in Zimbabwe.
Maimane has taken to Twitter, saying his party is currently investigating the footage to verify if the massacre did actually occur.
Currently investigating a video of a massacre that supposedly took place in Zimbabwe. The situation in seriously disturbing and if these are verified, we need The SA gov to intervene. It’s not quiet diplomacy we need action immediately to assist our brothers and sisters in Zim
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) January 18, 2019
He has called for further intervention by South African leaders to help end the violence in Zimbabwe.
The country has seen chaotic scenes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcement last weekend of a massive 150% fuel price hike.
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Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for leaders to be mindful of the respect of human rights.
He was speaking during a press conference in New York.
He says, “We see a huge deficit of trust in governments, political establishments and international organisations. At such times, explanations can sound like excuses and people can become easy targets for nationalists, populists and all those who profit from fear. We strongly encourage the government to be very attentive to the respect of human rights.”