The Law Society of Zimbabwe on Monday rejected the accusation by a minister that it is an opposition political body working with the West to bring down the government.
The state-controlled Herald newspaper on the weekend reported charges by Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa to that effect. The pro-government Sunday Mail said the Law Society wants to observe the elections on behalf of the European Union.
Law Society President Beatrice Mtetwa told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the government wants to divide its membership because it has been outspoken on the breakdown of the rule of law in the country.
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