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Jonathan Moyo condemns police brutality again

by Thobekile Zhou
22 Sep 2016 at 10:49hrs | Views
Zanu PF spin doctor Professor Jonathan Moyo has condemned the torture of arrested citizens by the police saying it  is illegal. This is in contrast to the comments he made in 2002 when the army was deployed against civilians.

This came after the images of  female arrested protesters emerged  with heavily bruised buttocks during their court appearance on Monday.

The women through their lawyer said they were tortured while in police custody on Saturday by the Police Support Unit.

Said Moyo "They are illegal in that they are not sanctioned by the UN but are unilateral actions of the countries imposing them based on their laws!"

Moyo was responding to a question posed by the Tajamuka movement  who asked "@ProfJNMoyo is torturing arrested citizens legal? if not why is the state not acting against the officers involved".

This is a different Jonathan Moyo to the one in 2002.

Speaking in his capacity as minister of information on 11 April 2002 about deployment of the army against civilians, Moyo expressed his considered opinion that, "where the army is deployed, people should not expect a picnic."

Source - Byo24News