President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that the rule of law will apply for every Zimbabwean even those sponsored by Americans.
He said this while responding to questions from journalists in Japan where he is attending the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad 7).
Reporters desired an explanation over the police brutality witnessed on the streets of Harare when citizens were protesting against the government’s failure to solve the ongoing economic crisis. He said:
There is not an incident where the rule of law has been breached, not even one incident. We apply the rule of law. Those who commit a crime, the law must apply.
You cannot have double standards where the rule of law, when it deals with people who are supported by the Americans, funded by the Americans when they commit crimes, we should not touch them, no.
Zimbabwe is a unitary state and our laws apply to every citizen, whether you are in the opposition or are in government or you do not belong to any political party at all, if you commit murder you get arrested, corruption or any violent act you get arrested, that is the rule of law which we observe.
The government has accused the United States of America of pushing for an illegal change of the government in Zimbabwe.