Articles tagged 'constitutional court'

Con-Court reserves ruling in Diaspora vote ban challenge 15 March 2018 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday reserved ruling in a legal challenge to government's decision to bar expatriate Zimbabweans from voting from their foreign bases in the forthcoming key 2018 vote. Leading the full Con-Court bench of nine judges, Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza ...
'Russian' national faces re-trial 2 November 2017 HARARE - An alleged Russian national accused of using fake documents to apply for a Zimbabwean passport is facing re-trial after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday struck off the roll his application in which he is challenging the re-opening of the State case. Steven Paul Sugden — ...
Abortion must be legalised: Biti 11 October 2017 HARARE - Harare lawyer Tendai Biti has called on the government to legalise abortion, arguing hundreds of girls were dying attempting to illegally terminate pregnancies. Biti said this yesterday while addressing people at a Harare hotel, where the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was conferred...
Court strikes down bid to repeal State Liabilities Act 13 July 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has struck off Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro’s application for the repeal of the State Liabilities Act, after ruling that High Court judge Edith Mushore erred in referring the case to the highest court in the land. Chief Justice Luke ...
Disabled tenants, charity trade accusations 29 April 2017 HARARE - A year after the establishment of Leonard Cheshire — a home for people living with disabilities in central Harare in March 1982 — Majecha Tapfumanei was glad to find shelter that catered for her needs. “We were living here without any problems until 1999 when we stopped getting assist...
Businessman up for criminal trespass 17 March 2017 HARARE - Businessman Timothy Trombas has been dragged to court by his ex-wife on charges of criminal trespass after reportedly visiting their children at Nicola Audrey Foote’s residence without the woman’s permission. With the matter due to be heard by Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba yeste...
Zvorwadza seeks Con-Court referral 14 February 2017 HARARE - Vendors' leader, Sten Zvorwadza, and 13 alleged accomplices yesterday gave notice of intention to have their public disorder case referred to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). The group — charged with disorderly conduct in a public place following a July 16, 2016 demonstration aga...
Death row inmates' fate hangs in balance 3 February 2017 HARARE - Death row inmates will have to wait longer before knowing their fate after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) on Wednesday struck off the roll their case in which they sought abolishment of capital punishment. The two applicants, Farai Lawrence and Wisdom Gochera, through their atto...
Con-Court reserves ruling on Dokora's national pledge 2 February 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday reserved ruling in an application in which a Harare man, Mathew Sogolani, is challenging the recitation of the national pledge by school children. The pledge, which pupils have to recite every day before they start lessons, was introduced...
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...
Mujuru, RBZ bond notes talks fail 21 October 2016 HARARE - Talks between former Vice President Joice Mujuru and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), which were meant to result in the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader shelving her court action against the imminent introduction of bond notes, are dead in the water after the parties failed to reach...
New twist to RG cigarettes war 20 October 2016 HARRE - For the umpteenth time, Simon Rudland has lost his bid to continue marketing his Rudland & George (R&G) cigarette brand in Zimbabwe after the Constitutional Court threw out his appeal for the continued promotion of the product this week. This also comes as the controversial businessman...
Con-Court slams 'incompetent' lawyers 13 October 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has warned that it will flex its muscle on lawyers that fail to properly advise their clients and threatened to slap them with costs for presenting such cases. Deputy chief justice Luke Malaba said this during the hearing of a case in which the Zim...
Defining week for Con-Court 27 September 2016 HARARE - It is a defining week for the Constitutional Court (Con-Court), which will hear and make decisions on constitutional applications that have a strong bearing on the country's justice delivery system. The challenges have been prompted by the delays in the alignment of operational Acts i...
Con-Court sets date for bond notes hearing 22 September 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has set the date for hearing former vice president Joice Mujuru's application in which she is contesting the introduction of bond notes by government. This followed a request by the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader to have her application hearing...
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...
Bond notes not done deal: Govt 23 August 2016 HARARE - The government has suggested that it may still be a while before it introduces the much-distrusted bond notes on the market — which are meant to mitigate Zimbabwe's severe cash shortages — with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) revealing in court on Friday that the notes are only at a “...
Lumumba to stand trial for insulting Mugabe 21 August 2016 HARARE - Former Zanu PF youth leader William Mutumanje  — popularly known as Acie Lumumba — will stand trial for insulting President Robert Mugabe after his application for referral of the matter to Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was dismissed. Mutumanje, who appeared before Harare provincia...
ZBC licences compulsory: Con-Court 21 July 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has ruled that paying radio and television licences is mandatory for all listeners and viewers with  signal receiving devices in a verdict which empowers the State broadcaster — Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) — to collect fees from the resisting public. ...
Con-Court throws out ex-ZBC CEO's appeal 11 February 2016 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere's prosecution for contravening the Procurement Act is set to resume after the Constitutional Court threw out his appeal challenging the criminal proceedings. Muchechetere withdrew the appeal yesterday after Deputy...
'Life imprisonment without parole unconstitutional' 28 January 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court yesterday reserved ruling in an application in which an inmate is challenging the constitutionality of life in prison, arguing it amounts to cruel and inhuman punishment. Obadiah Makoni, through his lawyer Tendai Biti, who was instructed by legal watchdog Veri...
Ex-war vets leader Sibanda further remanded 1 September 2015 HARARE - Former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, who is being charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe by claiming the veteran leader planned to remove his deputy and replace her with his wife has been further remanded pending the hearing of his appeal in the Constitutional Court (Con-...
$8k fraud case: Shereni granted leave to appeal 12 August 2015 HARARE - The Magistrates’ Court has granted former Warriors defender Harlington Shereni leave to appeal in the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) against an $8 000 fraud case. Shereni appealed against a magistrate court’s decision to produce telephone and e-mail conversations that he had with th...
Shereni seeks Con-Court referral 4 August 2015 HARARE - Former Warriors defender Harlington Shereni yesterday applied for his $8 000 fraud case to be referred to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). He is accused of disappearing without settling an $8 000 bill for his failed testimonial match. Shereni is officially being charged with “mak...
Con-Court outlaws hookers' arrests 28 May 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has outlawed the police’s dragnet operations targeting women soliciting for sex. This followed an application filed by nine suspected prostitutes who challenged their arrest and prosecution, claiming their right to liberty had been infringed. Following thei...