Cape Town - Zimbabwe's justice minister Emerson Mnangagwa says
he will seek to influence the scrapping of the death penalty in the country,
saying it should have been abolished a long time ago, a newzimbabwe.com
report said on Friday.
Mnangagwa, who was once sentenced to death during the Smith regime
after being arrested for involvement in the liberation struggle, said he did
not believe in the penalty and that life should not be taken away "deliberately".
Zimbabwe's new constitution exempts from execution women and
males below 17 years and those over 70 years of age.