Police and Army officials abusing positions will be procecuted – Tsvangirai

HARARE – Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Wednesday officials, including police, army, and some rogue government officials who violate human rights in future could face arrest and prosecution.

Tsvangirai said in his maiden speech to parliament as prime minister in a unity government with President Robert Mugabe that the days of police violently breaking up demonstrations and needlessly arresting people had to come to an end.

"In future such activities could bring the threat of prosecution not only on those arresting or interfering with such activities but also on those that ordered such interference and arrests," Tsvangirai said