Articles tagged 'con court'

Mugabe appointing powers restored 10 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has signed into law the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill which gives him sole and unfettered discretion to appoint the chief justice, deputy chief justice and judge president of the High Court of his choice whenever there are vacancies for such post. Mug...
AAG bid dead in the water 5 August 2017 BULAWAYO - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has dismissed an application by the vocal local economic empowerment lobby group — Affirmative Action Group (AAG) — which had sought an order directing Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere to dissolve the council here and appoint a commissio...
'Speed up child marriage law reform' 20 June 2017 HARARE - The Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated government over its delay in converting a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling on child marriages into law, over a year after the judgment was handed down. This comes after the Con-Court last year outlawed the marri...
Con-Court to rule on State Liabilities Act 16 June 2017 HARARE – Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro, who is seeking to attach government property to recover over $1, 5 million confiscated by the police, has approached the Constitutional Court seeking confirmation of a High Court order handed down in March invalidating the State Liabilities Ac...
Con-Court reserves ruling in Moyo's case 15 June 2017 HARARE – Chief Justice Luke Malaba yesterday said Cabinet minister and Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo did not exhaust all remedies available to him when he approached the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) to challenge the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (Zacc) arresting powers. Mala...
BVR case: Hearing date set 15 June 2017 HARARE – The Constitutional Court registrar has set down a date for hearing an application by law expert Alfred Mavedzenge seeking  to stop biometric voter registration (BVR) by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). The hearing has been set for July 5, after Chief Justice Luke Malaba yester...
Sulu's Con-Court referral bid thrown out 13 June 2017 HARARE - Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu will today stand trial for defaulting on child support after his attempt to have the case referred to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was declined yesterday. Chimbetu — who is in $800 alimony arrears — had argued before Harare magistrate Annia Nd...
Con-Court asked to stop BVR process 11 June 2017 HARARE - A law expert has filed another urgent lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) seeking to stop biometric voter registration (BVR) by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) using an Electoral Act under legal challenge. The latest suit comes in the wake of constitutional law exp...
Mugadza wins Con-Court referral 30 May 2017 HARARE - The case in which activist pastor Patrick Mugadza is charged for predicting that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year has been referred to Zimbabwe's highest court. Mugadza, a preacher in the tourist resort town of Kariba, told journalists in January that he had rece...
Zvorwadza Con-Court referral bid deferred 4 March 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza and 13 of his members — charged following demonstrations against alleged municipal police corruption — were back in court yesterday anticipating a ruling on their application for referral of the matter to the Constitut...
#Tajamuka to appeal Mugabe 'protests' ruling 10 February 2017 HARARE - Political activist Promise Mkwananzi said he is appealing against a Wednesday Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling which dismissed his challenge that President Robert Mugabe was violating Zimbabwe’s Constitution by violently quashing street protests. The #Tajamuka/Sesijikile protes...
Mujuru resurrects bond notes Con-Court challenge 31 December 2016 HARARE - opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru has gone back to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) seeking to strike down a decree by President Robert Mugabe that introduced bond notes. This comes after the Con-Court in September threw out the ex-vice president's initial...
Magaya wins Con-Court referral 20 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court (Con-Court) took up a case testing the prosecutor-general's decision to forge ahead with popular cleric Walter Magaya's rape trial even after the complainant has asserted that she did not wish to pursue the sexual assault charge. Magaya was granted leav...
Maternity challenge: AG ordered to make submissions 15 September 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has ordered Attorney General (AG), Prince Machaya, to file submissions and ventilate issues in a case in which a woman has made a maternity leave challenge. The applicant, Emelda Mhuriro, approached the Con-Court challenging the constitutionality o...
Dinha wins Con-Court referral 26 November 2015 HARARE - Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Martin Dinha has won a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) referral in a trial he is accused of soliciting for a $60 000 bribe from a white farmer. Dinha, who is facing money laundering and criminal abuse of duty charges, is seeking the declassif...
Con-Court okays Kereke rape trial 19 November 2015 HARARE - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku yesterday accused Zanu PF Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke of playing games with the Constitutional Court, before sanctioning the parliamentarian's private prosecution on charges of raping an 11-year-old relative. “It seems the applicant (Kere...
Mutambara faces prosecution 19 November 2015 HARARE - Former deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara is facing prosecution on contempt of court charges after he reportedly accused the judiciary of playing to the whims of Zanu PF.In a judgment delivered yesterday, the Constitutional Court said that Mutambara had a case to answer. Mutambara...
Court stays ruling on corporal punishment 12 November 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has reserved judgment on an application challenging the continued use of judiciary corporal punishment on convicted male juveniles. The suit, filed by Tendai Biti, who was representing a 15-year-old boy convicted on rape charges, argued that judici...
Bhasikiti sues Mugabe again 19 June 2015 HARARE - Former Masvingo Provincial State minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti Chuma has filed an urgent chamber Constitutional Court (Con-Court) application seeking to bar President Robert Mugabe from calling for a by-election in his constituency. Bhasikiti, who was Mwenezi East National Assembly me...
Con-Court upholds corporal punishment 18 June 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has said corporal punishment against juveniles in criminal matters remains in force. This comes after High Court judge Esther Muremba early this year delivered a ruling declaring corporal punishment unconstitutional, adding that the offenders shoul...
Con-Court defers Gono, Kereke hearing 17 September 2014 HARARE - The Constitutional Court case between Bikita West Zanu PF MP Munyaradzi Kereke, who is seeking to push the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to investigate retired Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono on corruption charges, will now be heard after two weeks to allow the consolidati...
MDC protesters seek Con-Court referral 21 August 2014 HARARE - Seven MDC activists accused of obstructing or endangering free movement of people and traffic yesterday said they wanted their matter referred to the Constitutional Court. The MDC youths said they had a constitutional right to demonstrate. They said this after they appeared in court f...
Ex-ZBC boss seeks Con-Court referral 24 July 2014 HARARE - Suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive Happison Muchechetere has applied for referral of his fraud case to the Constitutional Court. Muchechetere is being charged with contravening sections of the Procurement Act after purchasing an outside broadcasting van ...
Con-Court de-criminalises publishing falsehoods 23 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's highest court has ruled that a criminal defamation law which criminalises publishing falsehoods was unconstitutional. The judgment delivered yesterday by the full bench of the Constitutional Court declared the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 as ultra...
Con-Court upholds white farmer eviction 10 July 2014 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application filed by a disabled Mwenezi white farmer, seeking to stop his eviction and the expropriation of his farm by government. William Stander, a double amputee, was accused of contravening the Gazetted Lands Act after failing to vacate h...