South Africa to Investigate Mass Rapes in Neighboring Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean women participate in a demonstration during celebrations to commemorate International Women Day in Bulawayo, March 8, 2010. REUTERS/Emmanuel Chitate (ZIMBABWE - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR2BDYM


The government of South Africa is invoking "universal jursidiction" to investigate allegations of a systematic, politically-based rape campaign in Zimbabwe. The rapes are said to have targeted opposition supporters ahead of Zimbabwe's 2008 election. Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with Paula Donovan, co-director of AIDS-Free World in South Africa, who's been advocating for the prosecution of the perpetrators of the Zimbabwe rapes.
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