Exiled former Cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has written to Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi asking him to use his SADC position to help address alleged political challenges in Zimbabwe.
In his letter dated July 18, Kasukuwere accused Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of abusing courts, blocking opposition rallies and enacting the Patriotic Act to restrict freedom of expression.
He asked President Tshisekedi to use his SADC chairmanship role to promote fair political conditions in Zimbabwe.
Kasukuwere claimed the Patriotic Act could be misused to target government critics, civic groups, opposition and media. He also cited the rejection of his own presidential bid as evidence of a partisan judiciary.
However, political analysts said Kasukuwere is just using whatever means possible to get back into power. They argued that if he really wanted to challenge Mnangagwa politically, he should return home rather than appealing to foreigners from exile.