Articles tagged 'posa'

Posa ruling gets more backing 20 October 2018 HARARE - The Constitutional Court(Con-Court)'s landmark court ruling against draconian protests legislation opens a new chapter for human rights, Amnesty International has said. This comes after the Con-Court overturned Section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (Posa), which prohibits de...
'Ruling to open floodgates of demos' 19 October 2018 HARARE - The landmark Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling declaring unconstitutional the draconian Public Order and Security Act (Posa) is likely to open floodgates of protests, as agitated Zimbabweans are itching to get into the streets to express their discontent over the increasingly faili...
Major blow for ED govt: Con-Court rules Posa unconstitutional 18 October 2018 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday delivered a landmark ruling which has far-reaching implications for the policing of public gatherings and protests in the country. It said the draconian Public Order and Security Act (Posa) — which was a favourite weapon of former leader ...
Minister defends Posa, Aippa 24 March 2018 HARARE - Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has defended Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa) and the Public Order and Security Act (Posa) saying the two laws will not impede the holding of free and fair elections. Ziyambi told the National Assembly...
Irregularities mar Mwenezi East campaign 27 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) is concerned about reported cases of intimidation, vote buying, selective application of the Public Order and Security Act and abuse of traditional leaders which have characterised the campaign period in the run up to the Mwenezi East by-election....
Tsvangirai, Nera plan mega demo 24 November 2016 HARARE - A Buoyant opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, and the interim president of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), Joice Mujuru, are teaming up against President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF in a mega demonstration planned for Harare on Wednesday next week. This comes as panicking...
Defiant protesters plan more demos 6 October 2016 HARARE - The opposition and pressure groups who were dealt a body blow when the High Court upheld a police ban on demonstrations in Harare have promised to roll out more protests in the coming weeks  — setting the stage for a brutal fight with government. On Tuesday, the High Court ruled in fa...
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...
Mugabe, Zanu PF won't give up power 14 September 2016 HARARE - Elsewhere in this edition, we carry a story in which opposition political parties have vowed not to be cowed by President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF’s threats against protests. Police on Monday issued notice of a second ban on public demonstrations and processions, arguing it was provi...
MDC MP acquitted 21 June 2016 MUTARE - MDC MP for Mutasa Central Trevor Saruwaka, who was accused of contravening the Public Order and Security Act (Posa), has been acquitted. Mutare magistrate Nyasha Kuture ruled that charges against Saruwaka were fatally defective after his lawyer David Tandiri from the Zimbabwe Lawyers ...
Mliswa goes after Posa 31 May 2016 HARARE - Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard) founder Temba Mliswa has resolved to challenge the Public Order and Security Act (Posa) after police used it to bar him from addressing meetings last weekend. This comes after Mliswa was arrested for holding an “unsanctioned” meeting. ...
MDC MP charged over demo violence 15 January 2016 MUTARE - An opposition legislator has been charged with violent disorder during a demonstration against politicisation of aid in his constituency. Mutasa Central MDC MP Trevor Saruwaka appeared at Rusape Magistrates' Courts yesterday. Saruwaka is being accused of organising an unsanctioned ...
Zanu PF's fools paradise 19 August 2014 LONDON - For a country that has suffered record inflation, regular electoral malpractice and water and electricity supplies not too different from Gaza, among other things, the stability has been profoundly remarkable. While political cynicism proliferates, it has barely translated into action...
Ministries hobbling realignment of Acts of Parly 29 July 2014 HARARE - Virginia Mabhiza, permanent secretary in the Justice ministry, has bemoaned lack of support from other line ministries in the alignment of the 400 Acts of Parliament to the new Constitution. “Other ministries have not been forthcoming with their Acts that we must review before realign...
Don't abolish Posa - Police 3 July 2014 HARARE - Police yesterday said they wanted the draconian Public Oder and Security Act (Posa) ratained on Zimbabwe’s statute books ostensibly because it helps them to maintain law and order. Assistant commissioner Takawira Nzombe told the parliamentary thematic committee on Human Rights that th...