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"Mnangagwa Unlikely To Be Arrested Over Susan Mutami Rape Allegations" - Legal Expert

Legal experts have said President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unlikely to face justice while in office over rape allegations by Australia-based Susan Mutami

Now (33), Mutami filed rape charges in Australia against the 79-year-old leader claiming that she was raped when she was a 15-year-old Form three high school student in Kwekwe.

In a response to an enquiry by ZimLive about Mutami’s report, Matt Adams, senior media and public affairs advisor (Queensland Police), said Queensland Police will liaise with, and refer any inquiries to “international jurisdictions”, meaning the case will now be dealt with by the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol). 

However, a Harare lawyer who preferred to not be named because of the sensitivity of the matter told NewZimbabwe.com that Mnangagwa is protected from prosecution by the Constitution in Zimbabwe, while abroad he would have diplomatic immunity. Said the legal expert:

Australian police do not have jurisdiction over an alleged crime committed in Zimbabwe by a Zimbabwean to a Zimbabwean.

Besides, the president is also protected under diplomatic immunity and processes in international tribunals that Zimbabwe is part of are the ones capable of clothing another country with jurisdiction but that on its own is very complex.

Mnangagwa is protected from arrest by Article 29 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR). It reads:

He shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention. The receiving state shall treat him with due respect and shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on his person, freedom or dignity.

While the inviolability of diplomatic immunity can be waived, this would need to be at the request of the suspect’s home country which, in the case of Mnangagwa, would be unlikely while he is in power.

The legal expert added that the consequence of the filing of charges against Mnangagwa at this stage is mostly political embarrassment and public shame.

George Charamba, the official spokesman for Mnangagwa, dismissed the rape allegations as “gossip.” He said Mnangagwa would not be commenting.

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26 Comments

Help 2 months ago

Our president is very cruel from the word goo.Mr President dai machizorora you have acquired enough for your family that include vana,vazukuru.Ryt now munoti our parents should go pa pension as soon as 65.Ko imi Mr President you are almost 80.Resign and enjoy your last days.


citizen 2 months ago

I think Susan is suffering from mental dementia


@citizen 2 months ago

Seems you are mentally challenged.
Seek help.

me 2 months ago

Google kuti what is dementia first

citizen 2 months ago

I think Susan is suffering from mental dementia


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

Now this was odvious from the word go. I wonder what these CCC dogs and nimkumpoos were thinking by humiliating Susan Mutami. Maybe they were trying to prove that she is a bigger prostitute than Fadzai Mahere.

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Chawabvunza 2 months ago

While it is true that His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa can no be arrested in Zimbabwe while he is still serving and internationally is covered Vienna Convention, but that does not stop journalists from other countries questioning him when he visits them although some presidents of those countries may block journalists from asking such questions.

It therefore means this case shall remain political embarrassment and public shame.

Earlier questions still remain unanswered. Why did she report now, two months away from ZANU PF Congress where a presidential candidate is going to be nominated and, perhaps, a year from the Harmonised Elections ? I suspect there is a third political force behind her and within her environs.


psychiatric nurse 2 months ago

@citizen are you trying to say she's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder?...hope u know what is dementia


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

If you listen to Susan's 2 hour plus audio 🤔 that's when you realise there is a bit of sand in her brain that needs to be blown...


WIILIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

Kasi iwe waiwa bhoki aukura zvisina bass uch supporter **** dzamutami

Chimboti Pizza 2 months ago

Haaa ED anyadzisa musangano apa


Chimboti Pizza 2 months ago

Ndosaka achisiya mapostori achiroora maunderage😠

Gwedu 2 months ago

Aiwa isu tiri kuti kutongwa ne rapist NO


Shame 2 months ago

Check ZBC ED has resigned over Mutami rape charges pakaipa


Parasite 2 months ago

Garwe ngaridzokere mumvura hatingatongwe nemhuka


Admire Madzvara 2 months ago

Ini ndinoti Mwari ndiye anoziva kwaari kuenda nesu kunetsana kupedza nguva


king 2 months ago

yaaa Susan is surfering with mental


king 2 months ago

Susan unotorwara zvako iwe


i 2 months ago

kkk kaSusan karikuudawo mutambo wekubvumburudzana nemalawyer uyu kkkk rega tinyarare zvedu tozoona kahwina.asi kaka kundwa ummm hamheno


Mazibeka 2 months ago

Chawabvunza you have asked a very good question there. Why now,? The possible reason's might be, check Susan mutami wacho. She is a mere nurse aide, judging from her speech, she used to get a lot of money from these high profile men, maybe now she no longer gets any money, maybe they is also another politician close to mnangagwa who is aware of the shinanegans and is sponsoring Susie to sing like a bird, zvino Susan being her self, she will not keep quiet until Ed is in the pit. This is a, strategy. Susan hasn't presented us with any evidence that she was rapedat15. Ko describe mamarks on Ed s bums is not prove, ko kana akamawona mamarks àcho pavairara abva ku Ausie atove over the consenting age.susan will comeback to Zim and still sleep with Ed according to her story, was she still being forced to sleep with Ed, she is saying that nemuromo wake. These people were lovers, this is a relation gone sour. Susan wants money but route yaatorathey no money for you Susan. You will only get some few bucks from who Ev er is Influencing you. Why were you quiet all these years. I guess you got a younger lover wakuti manyengavana, ko iwe inonzi manyengwanechii? Susan uri**** iwe, a disgrace to womanhood. Whoever anokufurira one you will know that kuita msikana webasa in the land of the white man doesn't make you one of their own.


ZimCitizen 2 months ago

Its not suprising that Zanu pf stoogies will defend their masters who they offer their children to be raped in return for party regalia.

Susanhananyaya 2 months ago

Give us the evidence kuti wakarepwa. Susan you are broke and have poor business skills, I told you kuti home is best, ukati kwete, kuvarungu bhoo. Hona wakuda kubhadharisa zvikomba zvako zvese kuti zvakakubata chibaro. Kana varimai mnangagwa wakavamaka asi wanga wanzi uchaita mai mnangagwa here?


Fo di pipo 2 months ago

Haa chero mukasasungwa asi **** asvibaa


Speaker 2 months ago

The child molester & Rapist should be impeached ASAP, he has tanished the image of our beloved Zimbabwe


Ndimba Ndimba 2 months ago

Hyangwe akasasungwa ED asi pasi rose rakuziva kuti there is a rapist who is masquerading as a leader of a country. Nyaya dzake ddzafumuka. Takadzinzwa kare nyaya dzake, Susan simply confirmed zvatainzzwa pamusoro peunhu hwemukuru. Achasungwa kana abva pauPresident haafiripo. His day will come to face the music.


Junior 2 months ago

For a people with little or no information on the above stated issue , we should not be pointing fingers and blaming others because as far as we know this is a mere narration by someone whose past is as shady as the word comes and might just be an effort to taint the name of our beloved president



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