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Govt bans 'unfit' constitution making documentary

22 March 2016 | 1863 Views
The government Censorship Board has banned a documentary, Democrats that narrates the constitution making process in Zimbabwe.The board alleged the film was unfit for viewership within the cou...
by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabweans should cherish and use their Chapter 4 constitutional rights

22 March 2016 | 1281 Views
A question that has been on the people of Zimbabwe's lips for a long time is that, since we are all now too aware of the untold suffering ruthlessly inflicted upon us by the ZANU PF government, what a...
by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

Mugabe farm bombers go to ConCourt

02 March 2016 | 1368 Views
HARARE magistrate Sandra Mupindu yesterday referred to the Constitutional Court a case in which two soldiers are accused of trying to bomb the President Robert Mugabe's Alpha Omega Dairy Farm for dete...
by Tendai Rupapa

Top cop in centre of 'love triangle'

05 February 2016 | 3962 Views
A POLICE assistant commissioner is at the centre of the "love triangle" that sparked the topical adultery constitutional challenge that recently spilled into the Constitutional Court, it has emerged....
by Daniel Nemukuyu

MDC-T calls for public awareness of Zimbabwe Constitution

25 January 2016 | 1268 Views
The preamble to the Constitution of Zimbabwe clearly states that the people of Zimbabwe are "united in our diversity by our common desire for freedom, justice and equality, and our heroic resistance t...
by Obert Chaurura Gutu - MDC-T National Spokesperson

Zimbabwe is a Constitutional Democracy

20 January 2016 | 2131 Views
The pessimistic views championed by the so-called renowned academics, who are predicting a leadership crisis in the event that, President Robert Mugabe falls incapacitated, are merely prophets of doom...
by Suitable Kajau

Child marriages outlawed

20 January 2016 | 779 Views
The Constitutional Court today outlawed controversial child marriages by ruling that no child in Zimbabwe should marry before attaining 18 years.This is with immediate effect.Deputy Ch...
by Thobekile Zhou

Sabina Mugabe's heroes status challenged in court

20 January 2016 | 4205 Views
Two lawyers Tinomudaishe Chinyoka and Zengeza East MP Alexio Musundire (MDC-T) have approached the Constitutional Court seeking to have the National Heroes' Act declared unconstitutional and to bar Pr...
by Staff Reporter

Outlawing corporal punishment in schools, homes and prisons: Issues and challenges

14 November 2015 | 2316 Views
I have been following with keen interest the debate and court case before the Constitutional Court on abolition of corporal punishment in prisons, homes and schools. Mr. Tendai Biti of Biti Law Chambe...
by Johanne Mhlanga

Constitutional Court strikes off notorious Section 121

23 September 2015 | 6524 Views
The Constitutional Court today struck down the notorious section 121 (3) of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act which empowered the State to send to jail suspects who would have been granted bail....
by Thobekile Zhou

Villagers not accessing Constitution in Insiza

30 June 2015 | 3512 Views
Revelations have emerged that out of the 44 people in Insiza who attended the Local Level Advocacy Programme Training facilitated by Habakkuk Trust  recently only two had come across the nati...
by Stephen Jakes

Copac constitution has failed to deliver free elections and its defenders are justifying why!

11 April 2015 | 2505 Views
Everyone is aware that the new Copac constitution passed in the March 2013 referendum failed to deliver free, fair and credible elections in July 2013, which was its first acid test. This happened de...
by Wilbert Mukori

Zim women ignorant about constitution - survey

01 April 2015 | 3215 Views
A survey by Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) has claimed that three quarters of Zimbabweans have little knowledge about the constitution with women being the majority.Presenting the Novemb...
by Thobekile Zhou

Mugabe blasted over Constitution

13 March 2015 | 1535 Views
Constitutional law experts and other interested parties have savaged Zanu-PF's plans to make far-reaching changes to Zimbabwe's new Constitution, barely two years after the country's supreme law w...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans to mentor Nepal on constitution making

14 February 2015 | 1948 Views
Former COPA co-chairpersons Paul Mangwana and Douglas Mwonzora are set to mentor Nepal on constitution making processes.Erik Brogger Rasmussen, charge' d'Affaires of the Royal Danish Embassy i...
by Staff reporter

Constitutional Court reserves ruling on HIV-positive fired nurse

14 February 2015 | 1962 Views
The Constitutional Court has reserved ruling in a case in which an HIV-positive nurse is suing her employer for allegedly violating her privacy and terminating her contract on the grounds of her statu...
by Fidelis Munyoro

International consultant calls for alignment of laws with new constitution - tinkering with weak constitution will not make it s

03 December 2014 | 1518 Views
AN international elections consultant, Rushdi Nackerdien, yesterday said the holding of free and credible polls in 2018 hinges on government's commitment to realigning electoral laws to the new Const...
by Wilbert Mukori

Retirement due Zim Clerk of Parliament tries to extend his term of office

26 October 2014 | 2528 Views
Clerk of Parliament Mr Austin Zvoma is trying to manipulate provisions of the new Constitution to extend his term of office, it has emerged.The Sunday Mail reported that Mr Zvoma will soon rea...
by Staff reporter

Govt ministries in hot soup for sabotaging realignment of laws

13 October 2014 | 1747 Views
THE Ministry of Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has urged government ministries to speedily submit  laws they want reviewed as delays were stifling efforts by the ministr...
by Staff Reporter

Amnesty International: Zimbabwe breaches its own Constitution

02 October 2014 | 2307 Views
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 02 October 2014 Hundreds to be left homeless as Zimbabwe bulldozes "illegal settlements' with impunity T...
by Amnesty International

Court rejects killer's freedom bid

02 October 2014 | 2127 Views
A Harare court yesterday rejected an appeal for freedom by a convicted murderer Jonathan Mutsinze who sought to be freed by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on claims that he was never convicte...
by Court reporter

Soldiers must always act constitutionally - MDC-T

15 September 2014 | 1899 Views
The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantine Chiwenga  has today said soldiers do not meddle in political and civilian issues. This is all well and good and is no...
by MDC-T

Will Zanu-PF Congress pass the constitutional test on fair representation?

15 September 2014 | 2034 Views
The intriguing drama surrounding the run up to the Zanu-PF December 2014 Elective Congress presents an opportunity to see if the revolutionary party has the capacity to pass the constitutional te...
by Tawanda Museve

Constitutional Court frees voter educators

03 September 2014 | 1697 Views
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the prosecution of three Election Resource Centre employees for conducting voter education without approval from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission through distr...
by Staff Reporter

Over 400 laws in need of re-aligning with the new constitution

28 July 2014 | 1447 Views
The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says while it is committed to ensuring the process of realigning laws to the new constitution is expedited, other line ministries have not been...
by Staff Reporter

Constitution Watch

02 July 2014 | 1877 Views
Implementing the New Constitution : What Has Been Done So Far?Introduction In Constitution Watches 33 to 38 of 2013, which were published between August and October last year, we set out s...
by Veritas

Making the new constitution work for women

26 June 2014 | 1428 Views
The rights and provisions given to women and the girl child by the new constitution of Zimbabwe should be put into practice and not remain as a mere document if Zimbabwe is to make headway in dealing ...
by Staff Reporter

Federation of African Journalists commends Zim ConCourt Criminal Defamation ruling

20 June 2014 | 1520 Views
The ruling by Zimbabwe constitutional court on criminal defamation is a strong step towards democracy and law reinforcement, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) said today.According to...
by Staff Reporter

ZUJ hails ConCourt Criminal Defamation ruling

16 June 2014 | 1811 Views
The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) has hailed the ruling by the Constitutional Court on Criminal Defamation.The Constitutional Court, which deemed the piece of legislation as not a ju...
by Staff Reporter

Independent judiciary and responsible media cornerstones of society

16 June 2014 | 1862 Views
The ripping of the criminal defamation by the Constitutional Court last week is a welcome development that reflects the independence of the judiciary in Zimbabwe. This impartial decision came as a...
by Suitable Kajau

Magistrate accused of violating Constitution of Zimbabwe

16 June 2014 | 2197 Views
A GWANDA resident magistrate Mr Reuben Mukavhi violated the Constitution of Zimbabwe by unilaterally authorising the detention of three suspects in police cells for more than 48 hours, a case that has...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

A step towards justice and an end to impunity

18 May 2014 | 4455 Views
South Africa's highest court, the Constitutional Court, will tomorrow Monday the 19th of May, preside over a case that is very important to Zimbabwe, as the case may lead to the of end impunity an...
by Lft Gen Simbarashe Mujeye

The Zimbabwean government must make the constitution known to its citizens

14 March 2014 | 1549 Views
Deep in the remote area under Chief Dakamela in Nkayi district, a group old men and women and a sizeable number of youths gather under the zinc roofed shade to discuss the contents of the new cons...
by Michael Mdladla Ndiweni

'Stop circumcising infants,' says senator

02 March 2014 | 4554 Views
WASHINGTON DC - A Zimbabwean legislator says the Health ministry should stop circumcising children under the 2009 medical male circumcision programme.Matobo senator Sithembile Mlotshwa said ch...
by Staff Reporter

Robert Mugabe in breach of Constitution

04 February 2014 | 4941 Views
President Mugabe has appointed ex-principal immigration officer Elasto Mugwadi as the new Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission chairperson and 8 new members of the Judicial Services Commission dominated ...
by Staff reporter

Highlanders heading for constitutional crisis

26 December 2013 | 2728 Views
Bulawayo giants Highlander could be heading for a constitutional crisis after hiring a new law firm without the consent of the members as dictated by their constitution.Bosso hired city law fi...
by Staff Reporter

MDC-T concerned by delays in realigning laws with new Constitution

05 December 2013 | 1333 Views
Patrick Chitaka, the MDC-T Senator for Manicaland has raised serious concerns over the delays by the government to realign the country's laws with the new Constitution.Debating on a motion...
by Ndou Paul

Mnangagwa challenges Constitutional Court

21 November 2013 | 2302 Views
JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged the Constitutional Court's (ConCourt) ruling that section 31 (a) (iii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Re...
by Staff reporter

Constitution saves man who fatally speared uncle from death sentence

18 November 2013 | 1768 Views
AN Inyathi man who speared and stoned his uncle to death yesterday escaped the hangman's noose when a judge invoked a provision of the new Constitution which waives capital punishment.Everton ...
by Ndou Paul

Over 80 Acts to be realigned with new Constitution

09 November 2013 | 1827 Views
The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has compiled a list of 86 Acts that urgently need to be aligned with the new Constitution and also directed all Government ministries to activ...
by StaffReporter

Constitutional Court strikes down sections of Statute law

30 October 2013 | 9219 Views
THE Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that sections of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act criminalising the undermining of the authority of the President and communicating falsehoods must...
by Staff Reporter

'Align country's laws with the new Constitution'

09 October 2013 | 1195 Views
Masvingo Senator Misheck Marava on Tuesday moved a motion in the Senate calling for the aligning of the country's laws with the new Constitution.The motion was seconded by Harare Senator James...
by Staff reporter

'Mugabe profiting from the new constituion'

08 September 2013 | 3557 Views
National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) chairperson, Lovemore Madhuku said it was surprising that the MDC-T wanted to appoint mayors using the Urban Councils Act which has now been overridden by the ne...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF urged to amend compromises in constitution

06 September 2013 | 1729 Views
ZANU-PF must use the overwhelming mandate it was given by the people to undo some of the retrogressive compromises it made to the MDC formations in the constitution-making process to make the resultan...
by Staff reporter

'Zanu-PF will not amend the constitution,' says Chinamasa

05 September 2013 | 1568 Views
ZANU-PF is not contemplating amending the new Constitution anytime soon despite the overwhelming over two-thirds majority it enjoys in the National Assembly which gives it the power to do so....
by Staff reporter

Constitutional, Supreme courts relocate

03 September 2013 | 121 Views
The Constitutional Court and the Supreme Courts of Zimbabwe are relocating from the Parliament Building to Mashonganyika Building with effect from September.Movement of property began on Monda...
by Staff reporter

Madhuku shocked by MDC-T's ignorance of the Constitution

02 September 2013 | 3521 Views
THE new Constitution dictates that a mayor must be selected from elected councillors and the MDC-T's reading of the Supreme Law is wrong, Professor Lovemore Madhuku has said. In an interview ...
by Staff reporter

'Constitutional Court ruling was pre-determined,' says MDC-T

20 August 2013 | 2853 Views
The MDC-T claims today's judgement that the July 31 elections were conducted in a free, fair and credible manner was pre-determined and meant to facilitate the inauguration of President Robert Mugabe ...
by Staff reporter

Constitutional Court rejects Tsvangirai's withdrawal of Mugabe challenge

19 August 2013 | 5972 Views
The Constitutional Court has rejected outgoing PM, Morgan Tsvangirai's withdrawal of Mugabe election victory challenge. The Constitutional Court is set to make a ruling on Tuesday afternoon a...
by Staff reporter

Special Voting application to be heard on Friday

24 July 2013 | 2246 Views
Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has ruled that the application by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the 26 160 security forces and civil servants who failed to participate in special voting to cast ...
by Court reporter

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