by sibanda tendai
|Mubarak seated in cage in the courtroom .(Image source: Reuters).THEBLAZE ,June 2,2012|
Egypt justice system has set a perfect example for other African countries through imposing a life in prison sentence on their former head of state.
This is a watershed moment in African politics landscape as seen last week.
The Court in Cairo sentenced the 84 year old ex-president Hosni Mubarak for his role in causing immense human suffering and failing to stop the killings of protestors during the past year revolts that ousted him and marking a 31 year reign to an end.
This will enable Egypt to emerge more stronger and powerful constitutional, economically, political and socially.
Mubarak’s case is still making a considerable progress and the wider Arab spring protests.
Pakistan serves as a perfect example why it is not advantageous to execute the former head of state. All former presidents become indicated and hence excruciating.
Africa needs to have a fleet of former presidents to serve as a voice of good judgment and potency.
Nelson Mandela (South Africa), Kwame Nkrumah(Ghana) , Julius Nyerere(Tanzania) has more of these heavy weights.
accessed 4 june 2012,13.15pm