Articles tagged 'zlhr'

Man to change plea in 'Chigumba tweet' saga 6 October 2018 HARARE - A former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and charged with criminal insult plans to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was char...
Zlhr escalates voting booths tiff 20 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (Zlhr) has written to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) protesting the decision by the electoral management body to change the positioning of voting booths for theJuly 30 harmonised polls. In a letter dated July 17, 2018, Zlhr said the new r...
Diaspora vote ban hearing on Feb 7 20 January 2018 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has agreed to hear, on an urgent basis, a legal challenge to government's decision to bar expatriate Zimbabweans from voting from their foreign bases in the forthcoming key 2018 vote. Chief Justice Luke Malaba ruled that a judicial review applicati...
Mnangagwa reinstates PG Goba 2 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved to gazette the reinstatement of fired Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba. This follows a decision by the High Court stopping the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) from removing or interfering with his appointment without following procedures outli...
Lawyers call for release of political prisoners 23 November 2017 HARARE - Human rights defenders yesterday called on Zimbabwe's new Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government to release political prisoners, respect freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. This comes after Robert Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe as president from 1987, stepped down on Tuesday under...
High Court throws Goba lifeline 23 November 2017 HARARE - Fired Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba yesterday received a huge boost in his bid to keep his job when the High Court stopped the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) from removing or interfering with his appointment without following procedures outlined in the Constitution. Section (25...
Zim steps up rights activists' arrests 1 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government has escalated its clampdown on human rights defenders, with police arresting more of the activists in 2016, compared to the previous year, a latest Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) report has revealed. In its recently released 2016 annual s...
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...
Cleric Mugadza granted bail 25 November 2016 HARARE - Cleric Phillip Mugadza, who appeared in court yesterday after staging a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government at Africa Unity Square in Harare, has been granted bail. He was remanded to December 14. Mugadza, 46, of Mugadza Village under Chief Makore in Gutu, was char...
Lawyers to present video exposing police brutality 29 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), who are representing 105 rioters arrested following demonstrations in Ruwa and Epworth early this month, are set to furnish the court with a video that exposes police's brutally in dealing with the protestors. ZLHR lawyer Trust Manda — who app...
Zim shutdown: Arrested juveniles released to parents care 11 July 2016 HARARE - Juveniles involved in the peaceful protests on Wednesday have been released into their parents' custody after being arrested in Bulawayo. Citizens on July 6, heeded a call to stay away from work and school in protest against the economic meltdown and social injustices in the country. ...
Riots: Hundreds locked up 10 July 2016 HARARE - As demonstrations against the President Robert Mugabe-led regime rage on across the country Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have stood with most of the victims recording more than 750 people nationwide under their support. The human rights activists have piled a series of com...
Rights lawyers, State body in landmark pact 29 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has formalised a pact with a State human rights commission to nurture the protection, promotion and enforcement of human rights in Zimbabwe. The landmark deal would see ZLHR and Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission(ZHRC) working together to take st...
Rights lawyers wade into prepaid water meters furore 3 March 2015 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has waded into the highly-controversial prepaid water meter wrangle by challenging the Bulawayo City Council to clarify its position on the matter. In a February 12 dated letter addressed to the city council's chamber secretary, Sikhangele Zh...
Flood victims' lawyers scoop top award 14 December 2014 HARARE - Three lawyers who represented Tokwe-Mukorsi flood victims have scooped the Human Rights of the Year award. Collins Maboke, Phillip Shumba and Martin Mureri were honoured on Friday at a colourful ceremony hosted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Righ...
Bashed lawyer vows to fight on 28 November 2014 HARARE - Kennedy Masiye, Zimbabwe’s recently-crowned human rights lawyer of the year, has said a fractured hand he sustained from police brutality, has motivated him to continue with his human rights work. Masiye, who is a project lawyer with the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), was a...
Police, army revenge blitz on Chingwizi 4 August 2014 MASVINGO - A joint police and army revenge blitz yesterday left thousands of Chingwizi settlers out in the open while at least 300 were arrested following the violence which saw two police vehicles being burnt on Saturday. The police vehicles were torched in a long-drawn impasse over compensat...
Kambeni, 14 wives invade 12 Anjin houses 3 August 2014 ODZI - A Johane Marange Apostolic Church man and his 14 wives who were evicted and arrested for unlawful entry into houses belonging to a Chinese mining concern Jinan in December have camped outside 12 Anjin houses in Arda Transau. Arda Transau Development Trust (ATDT) chairperson Cephas Gwaya...
Rights lawyers begin toll court challenge 10 July 2014 HARARE - Government’s plan to increase toll-gate fees by up to 100 percent faces a stern legal challenge, with rights lawyers dragging the cash-strapped administration to the High Court arguing the hike is unconstitutional and unjustified. Government last week increased toll fees by up to 100 ...
Media advocacy groups duping donors 6 July 2014 HARARE - While it may be a well-known fact that most civic organisations in the country are out to milk the donor community of their money, we find it more disturbing that media organisations from the civic society are doing nothing but using journalists to source funds for themselves. In the ...
Govt faces lawsuit over doctors' fee hike 31 May 2014 HARARE - Rights lawyers are taking government to court over the recent hike in doctors’ consultation fees if the State refuses to reverse the increase in consultation, private hospital and associated unit fees. Dzimbabwe Chimbga, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) programmes manager, sai...
Lawyers demand right to clean water 9 May 2014 HARARE - Government must take urgent measures to ensure that people access adequate and clean water, which is now a constitutional right enshrined in the new charter, a rights organisation has said. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said investigations must be made into culpability for ...
ZLHR blasts police brutality 26 March 2014 BULAWAYO - Rights lawyers have blasted police’s heavy-handedness following the alleged torture of two security guards last weekend for moving without national identity cards in Bulawayo. Fungai Moyo and Gugulezwe Nxongo, guards at World Apostolic Church located behind the Entumbane Complex in ...
Kambeni, 14 wives evicted, arrested 19 December 2013 ODZI - A Johanne Marange Apostolic Church member and his 14 wives who had invaded 15 houses belonging to a Chinese firm in Arda Transau in protest at an unresolved three-year housing dispute with diamond miner Anjin were this weekend evicted and arrested for unlawful entry. Blessing Nyamaropa,...
Shelter is a basic human right 16 December 2013 EDITOR — Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) in its ongoing effort to avert government’s  intended house demolitions yesterday successfully created a platform at Unit O in Seke, Chitungwiza in partnership with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) to educate and sensitise Chitungwiza and Se...