HUMAN rights activists have blasted Matobo South legislator
Soul Ncube (Zanu PF) for perpetrating human rights violations after pictures of
him stepping on a woman’s chest while holding a pistol went viral on social
Ncube claimed that the woman was one of the suspects linked
to a gang that had stolen his car.
But human rights activists have strongly condemned his
actions saying they were uncalled for because he had no right to take the law
into his hands.
Social commentator Effie Ncube said: “The picture
demonstrates the unbecoming behaviour of a Member of Parliament. Therefore, he
should be fired from Parliament and sent to maximum security prison where he
and those who behave like him belong. Public officials are expected to be
repositories of the highest standards of good behaviour. They must respect
human rights and never take the law into their own hands. What the MP did was
not just gross violation of human rights and lawlessness, but it was also gender-based
Ncube said people of such behaviour should not be allowed
to possess guns.
“If his gun is licensed, then he must lose the licence.
Maybe he is too Zanu-PF to face the consequences. He is cultured in violence
and lawlessness and he knows that his behaviour enjoys the protection of the
Efforts to get a comment from the MP were fruitless.
spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police in Matabeleland
South were investigating the matter.
“We are yet to get a briefing from the officer commanding
Matabeleland South,” Nyathi said. Newsday