Articles tagged 'death penalty'

Inmates on death row seek stay of execution 14 June 2018 HARARE - Two men who are on a death row will have to endure more anxiety after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday postponed indefinitely a case in which they are challenging their sentence. Njabulo Ndlovu of Cowdray Park and Shadreck Noel Sibanda of Nguboyenja were convicted of mur...
'Zimbabweans against death penalty' 24 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are against the death penalty and would want it abolished, a research done by the Mass Public Opinion Institute in partnership with Mai Sato of the University of Reading has revealed. It said 61 percent of Zimbabweans are against the death penalty, while 41 percent thought...
Mugabe's death penalty utterances uncalled for 5 November 2017 EDITOR — President Robert Mugabe's insistence on the retention of the death penalty is unwarranted and a reflection of someone who is not in sync with the world we live in. The People's Democratic Party is concerned with such reckless utterances especially coming from someone who stayed in pri...
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...
Death penalty for jilted lover 5 February 2014 BULAWAYO - A jilted Bulawayo man convicted of shooting his former girlfriend for terminating their relationship and moving on with another man has been sentenced to death in the first capital punishment verdict of the year. Danis David Konson, 60, shot his 27-year-old girlfriend, Siphathisiwe ...
Yes to death penalty? 4 November 2013 HARARE - Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs minister Emmerson Mnangagwa — who officiated as guest speaker at  commemorations marking World Day Against Death Penalty in Harare recently told anti-death activists that capital punishment must be completely abolished from the country's statutes as...
Insanity saves Bindura man from gallows 30 October 2013 HARARE - A Bindura man has escaped the hangman's noose after the court found him not guilty of murdering his step grandmother. Lawrence Musanjiko walked free after High Court Judge Joseph Musakwa established that circumstances showed that he was mentally disturbed at the time he allegedly comm...
Death penalty irreversible, irreparable 14 October 2013 EDITOR — It's not everyday that I agree with politicians, but for once I share the same sentiments with Emmerson Mnangagwa, minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, who said he was ready to resign from his Cabinet post in the event that he was forced to sign execution certificates fo...
Scrap death penalty: Mnangagwa 13 October 2013 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa, minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, says he is ready to resign from his Cabinet post in the event that he is forced to sign execution certificates for death row inmates. In an emotional address to a reception to mark the Amnesty International Deat...