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Publish date: 04 February 2019
Issue Number: 809
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

‘All women, who were allegedly raped, are encouraged to come forward and report the cases to the Zimbabwe Republic Police Victim Friendly Unit, which can be found at every police station around the country.'

– Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa saying the government did not condone and or tolerate ‘criminal behaviour by any member of society particularly those in positions of trust’.

 

‘There are key bread and butter questions which government cannot dodge, things are tough. But it would be a sad day to think that the only way that we can remedy such a problem is by causing further damage to that already damaged economy through mayhem, through looting, through chaos.’

– Presidential spokesperson George Charamba on the ongoing Zimbabwean protests

 

‘Because we are hearing, now, of the country's "nine wasted years". When referring to the past decade as "wasted years" in this way, these critics saying so within the ANC might be quick to point out they are not only speaking in reference to me. They may even say they are pointing the finger at themselves, or at the movement in general, but I must still caution against this new trend, and not for my sake.'

– Former President Jacob Zuma hitting back at his detractors in the ANC