Following the resignation of Robert Mugabe on 21 November 2017, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) applauds the continued resolve of the people of Zimbabwe and their demonstrated commitment to democracy and the rule of law. The AGJA also commends all relevant actors who have played a pivotal role in ensuring that the country has remained peaceful during this time of political uncertainty.
“We stand in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe and their inspirational vision of a democratic nation that respects the rule of law and guarantees the rights of all of its citizens,” the Africa Group members stated. “As Zimbabwe turns a page in its history, we look forward to a nation that offers full respect for democracy, justice and human rights. In line with the Kilimanjaro Principles, we are prepared and ready to offer any and all support and assistance to Zimbabwean authorities and institutions with regards to the achievement of justice and accountability in the country.”
At the core of the AGJA’s work are its efforts to enhance the capacity of domestic states to investigate and prosecute international as well as transnational and organized crimes. The AGJA is currently engaged in capacity-building initiatives in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Most recently, the AGJA sent a delegation to The Gambia to consult with the government, international stakeholders, and civil society on matters of justice and accountability during the country’s ongoing transition.