Mnangagwa announces probe into police response to Zimbabwe protests

Tuesday - 22/01/2019 22:24
AFP (archive) | File photo taken Sept. 7, 2018 of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare.
AFP (archive) | File photo taken Sept. 7, 2018 of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday that misconduct by security forces reacting to protests over fuel price hikes would be investigated, but he added the increases were the right thing to do.

"Violence or misconduct by our security forces is unacceptable and a betrayal of the new Zimbabwe," Mnangagwa wrote on Twitter, in his first public comments since returning home from a trip to Russia and other former Soviet countries.

"Misconduct will be investigated. If required, heads will roll," Mnangagwa said, calling for a "national dialogue" over the protests.

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