Minister for Justice Ziyambi Ziyambi said that the Public Order Security Act (POSA) compels organisers of demonstrations to compensate for the loss of property and lives.
Ziyambi said this in Parliament on Wednesday. He said:
I must indicate that if you go to Posa, there are civil liabilities that accrue to organisers of demonstrations. The issue of compensation; Posa is clear that the organisers of those riotous demonstrations must be held liable.
The government has consistently blamed the opposition MDC and civil society organisation leaders for instigating the riots that were experienced in the country in January.
Several MDC MPs and civil society leaders have since been arrested and charged with treason over the riots.
Ziyambi Ziyambi is the current Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and member of Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front. Read More About Ziyambi Ziyambi