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Hans Fabricius a "boer Judge" - Robert Mugabe

Politicsweb.co.za
10 June 2012

Zimbabwean President lashes out over Gauteng High Court's torture ruling

At the official opening of a summit of SADC liberation movements in Harare, on Friday, President Robert Mugabe racially attacked Gauteng North High Court Judge Hans Fabricus, calling him a "boer Judge". Mugabe was reacting to a recent judgment by Fabricus ordering South African authorities to investigate Zimbabwean officials accused of involvement in torture and other crimes against humanity.

According to the Zanu-PF supporting Herald newspaper (see here) Mugabe challenged the summit -attended by representatives from Zanu-PF, the ANC, Angola's MPLA, Mozambique's Frelimo, Tanzania's Chama Chamapinduzi and Namibia's SWAPO - to denounce the ruling in a resolution. The newspaper reported Mugabe's remarks as follows:

"In this context, it is important to remember that this Harare meeting takes place after the recent ruling by one Boer Judge Hans Fabricius in the North Gauteng High Court in South Africa calling on authorities in that country to probe alleged atrocities in Zimbabwe, arrest and prosecute alleged offenders under the International Criminal Court of which South Africa is a party and Zimbabwe is not.

Needless to say, we take umbrage at these residual Rhodesian and Apartheid forces that are finding space in our midst, to use our courts in a manner that seeks to mollify their defeat at the hands of our liberation struggles and reverse the gains that we have attained for our collective peoples. That judgment, like those outrageous ones of the Sadc Tribunal which has now been dissolved, constitutes a direct assault on our sovereignty by shameless forces afflicted by racist nostalgia.

... I wish to urge our colleagues in the ANC of South Africa to see this for what it is and apply every means at their disposal to ensure that such machinations are not in the end, allowed to negatively affect our cordial relations."

According to News Day ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who was attending the summit, dismissed this call. "The ANC does not ignore the rule of law, so we respect the ruling made in the High Court," the newspaper quoted him as saying.

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Mugabe
Lift your hats for Mantashe. This does not happen very often.

by Pieter on June 11 2012, 08:48
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Fasttrack to ICC please!
Warrant of arrest?

by Brett on June 11 2012, 08:56
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"Boer Judge"
So, uncle Bob sounds rather desperate. He, of the intransigent mindset, must have realised by now that he will have to cling to power at all costs or face the justices of the ICC.

His knee jerk reaction in vilifying the judge is to be expected.

by James Bell on June 11 2012, 09:24
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Don't expect much
Nothing will come of this. Of course Mantashe publicly supported the High-Court, that's just politics, but don't for one minute think that the ANC will ever allow Mugabe to face true justice. Remember, the ANC is currently waging a war on the independent . .more

by Miksa668 on June 11 2012, 09:57
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You've got the spelling wrong
The judge's surname is Fabricius.

by Pieter Schoombee on June 11 2012, 10:41
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Fabricus?
The fabricator of anti-African jurispudence by "residual Rhodesian and Apartheid forces". The ICC is an instrument of western imperialism and fast losing legitimacy around the world, not even the USA is a member of this biased institution.

"The . .more

by Veja on June 11 2012, 11:14
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@ all
Sorry, slip of the finger. Roman...

by John Logan on June 11 2012, 14:13
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SA-has-been-warned.....

.....by MUGABE, thus -

"... I wish to urge our colleagues in the ANCpf of South Africa to see this for what it is & apply every means at their disposal to ensure that such machinations are not in the end, allowed to negatively affect our . .more

by John Austin on June 11 2012, 15:29
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Mugabe
Right he is a white Boer ,and you are a black dictating criminal who kills his own people.

by Petrus on June 11 2012, 17:55
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Mugabe jou poepol loop vrek in jou eie land
bloody bastard you come here with that racist tendencies, vrtsek! bastard!

by . on June 11 2012, 21:57
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Mugabe
I cannot wait to pass a dump on this guys grave. A disgrace to the African continent, his family and his people. A bitter mad old man who got proved wrong on so many counts and somehow thinks people still listen to him - really delusional to say the . .more

by THE BROWN MAN on June 12 2012, 12:23
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McApe
Bobby McApe eats drinks and smokes ,
but lends his bum to other blokes .....

by Green Room on June 17 2012, 15:28
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