The Current | Feb 26, 2013 | 22:00
Investigating reports of Zimbabwe rapes under 'universal jurisdiction'
When Robert Mugabe clung to power after Zimbabwe's 2008 election he was quick to wield the power of the law and the authority of the state. But it is precisely the wider legal and moral authority of States that is now being used against him in a South African plan to prosecute Mugabe supporters for engineering the systematic rape of women in that election fight. And behind this bold legal move was a concerted lobby effort by a group begun by Canada's Stephen Lewis.