Mugabe raps Zimbabwe judges over protests

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during celebrations marking his birthday in February 2016President Robert Mugabe has blasted Zimbabwe’s judges for “reckless” rulings allowing demonstrations against his rule, saying he hopes they have “learnt a lesson” after several demos turned violent. “Our courts, our justice system, our judges should be the ones who understand even better than the ordinary citizens,” he added in the comments made on Saturday in Harare, at a meeting of the youth arm of his ruling ZANU-PF party. Judges authorised an opposition demonstration in Harare on August 26 which degenerated into violent clashes between opposition supporters and security forces.

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