“The actions we have seen today in Mendi are an absolute disgrace.
“A State of Emergency will be declared, and additional security forces being deployed to prevent further unlawful behaviour.
“An emergency meeting of the National Security Council will take place tomorrow at 9AM to approve emergency arrangements under appropriate laws.
“Those involved will be detained by police and prosecuted.
“There is no place in in politics for this type of behaviour, and leaders involved with this activity will be held to account.
“All leaders must respect the rule of law, respect decisions of the court and respect the safety of people and property.”