Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa issued a warning (that sounds like a threat) to Zimbabwean lawyers and doctors that he believes were involved in January's stay-away that turned violent.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants the doctors and lawyers that were allegedly accessories in January's stay-away that had turned violent to know he's coming for them.
The Zimbabwean president spoke at his party, Zanu PF's 'Thank You' rally when he addressed this matter.
A report by TimesLIVE indicated that the president thinks doctors and lawyers encouraged rioters as the looted and burned private and public property.
They told them that if anyone gets arrested, they should go to a certain place, there are lawyers waiting to defend them. If anyone gets hurt, they should go to a certain place, there are doctors waiting to treat them.
The Zimbabwean leader wanted it to be clear that he was now focused on finding these lawyers and doctors.
We are now going after those doctors who were involved in those activities.
Those lawyers that were inciting violence, we are now going after them. So those who choose violence, we are prepared.
Briefly.co.za gathered that according to the ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police), about 1 100 people have been arrested during the riots.
Approximately 700 people appeared in court and have been represented by lawyers from ZLHR (Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights).
It is reported that after the public riots, the Law Society of Zimbabwe held their own protest against alleged abuse of rule of law by magistrates during the trial of the people who were arrested for the January disturbances.
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