johannes-tomana.jpgAttorney-General Johannes Tomana has dismissed allegations by some local civic groups that there is selective application of the law in Zimbabwe, saying such statements are only meant to discredit democratic processes in the country.

The AG was Guest of Honour at a police graduation ceremony at Morris Depot on Thursday.

He said such allegations are shameful and meant to discredit policies and democratic processes and are motivated by the desire to protect interests of Western countries.

 

Mr Tomana explained that prosecution is not meant to balance numbers of suspects from different political parties, but is based on whether there is a prima-facie case that a crime has been committed.

“It is quite unfortunate that some political parties and other civic organisations which are an appendage to the west’s illegal regime change agenda continue to shamefully parrot their masters’ sentiments that there is selective application of law and prosecution,” he said.

The Attorney-General also took a swipe at some politicians whom he said are fuelling corruption through bribing officials to influence outcomes of cases before the courts.

He said, “It is vital for the people of this nation to rally together and decisively deal with corrupt and shameless elements amongst police officers, prosecutors, magistrates and judges who are working in cahoots to deny people opportune and impartial justice.

“Equally worrisome is the growing number of top officials of some political parties who splash money to influence the court processes.”

The 336 graduates took the opportunity to observe a minute of silence in honour of the late Commander of Commanders, Retired General Solomon Mujuru who died last week and was laid to rest at the National Heroes Acre.