Mugabe slams judges for allowing protests

Mugabe slams judges for allowing protests

Mugabe slams judges for allowing protests HARARE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused court judges of being reckless in allowing anti-government demonstrations that later turned violent, state media reported on Sunday, a day before a legal challenge to last week’s official ban on protests.

The southern African nation on Thursday outlawed all demonstrations for two weeks in the capital Harare, which has witnessed protests against Mugabe’s handling of the economy, cash shortages and high unemployment.

Some political activists have approached the High Court to challenge the ban which they say is unconstitutional. The hearing is set for Monday. Mugabe told a conference of the ruling ZANU-PF’s youth wing on Saturday that “enou­gh is enough” and he would not allow violent protests to continue, the Sunday Mail newspaper reported.

Violence erupted more than a week ago when police used teargas and water cannon to disperse marchers.

Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282065/mugabe-slams-judges-for-allowing-protests

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