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AG Says Police Should Prosecute Tsvangirai's Lawyers

Attorney-General Johannes Tomana
The state-controlled Herald newspaper reported Thursday that the Attorney-General’s Office has asked the police to investigate lawyers who represented Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai in a case in which he challenged the outcome of the July 31 elections on contempt of court allegations.

The newspaper quoted Attorney-General Johannes Tomana as saying they have referred the case to the police for investigation.

Tomana said he would be guided by the police investigations in making a determination on whether or not to prosecute.

Electoral Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu last month urged the prosecuting authority to take “appropriate action” against lawyers Chris Mhike and advocate Lewis Uriri for bringing the integrity of the judiciary into disrepute by insinuating that the judiciary was biased towards President Robert Mugabe since he appointed judges on the Supreme Court bench.

VOA Studio 7 failed to reach Mr. Tomana as his phone went unanswered.

MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said this is a part of a grand scheme to harass its members and lawyers working with his party.
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