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

14 November 2015 | 1845 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 | 6458 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 | 3362 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 | 2175 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 | 2945 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 | 1296 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 | 1623 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 | 1650 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 | 1336 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 | 2270 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 | 1483 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 | 2154 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 | 1953 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 | 1617 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 | 1845 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 | 1451 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 | 1328 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 | 1610 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 | 1243 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 | 1295 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 | 1569 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 | 1708 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 | 1912 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 | 4336 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 | 1433 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 | 4427 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 | 4818 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 | 2598 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 | 1220 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 | 2165 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 | 1600 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 | 1682 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 | 3571 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 | 1029 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 | 3285 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 | 1600 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 | 1444 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 | 32 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 | 3350 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 | 2723 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 | 5798 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 | 2155 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

'May SA stop its negative voice, I could've been arrested' - Mugabe

21 July 2013 | 4042 Views
President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he would have been arrested for contempt of court had he not declared July 31 the date for elections.Addressing party supporters at a rally in Gwanda, ...
by Staff reporter

Jessie Majome chickens out, withdraws Constitutional Court application

11 July 2013 | 2197 Views
WOMEN's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Deputy Minister Jessie Majome today withdrew the Constitutional Court application she recently filed contesting payment of television and radio licenc...
by Staff reporter

Minister takes ZBC licence fight to the Constitutional Court

10 July 2013 | 5301 Views
Fungai Jessie Majome, the Woman Affairs, Gender and Community Development deputy minister and a senior official in the MDC-T has taken her fight against State broadcaster ZBC to the Constitutional Cou...
by Staff reporter

Constitutional court biased towards Zanu-PF, claims MDC-T

05 July 2013 | 3329 Views
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T party has said Thursday's Constitutional Court ruling upholding President Robert's proclamation for elections to be held on July 31 was evidence of the court's...
by Staff reporter

MDC Statement on the Constitutional Court Ruling

04 July 2013 | 5177 Views
The MDC has been advised that the Constitutional Court has dismissed the application for postponement of the elections from 31 July 2013 to a latter date.The main reason why the MDC was seekin...
by MDC

'Court will uphold July 31st poll date,' says Madhuku

03 July 2013 | 3052 Views
President Robert Mugabe has accused Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of sending mixed messages on the controversial issue of elections dates, as the political parties gear up for the much-awaited hear...
by Violet Gonda

Mawere goes to the Constitutional Court again

03 July 2013 | 2588 Views
South Africa-based Zimbabwean businessman, Mutumwa Mawere, who failed to submit nomination papers on the 28th of June, has filed an application to the Constitutional Court seeking the extension of the...
by Staff reporter

Constitutional Court to hear Tsvangirai's application tomorrow

03 July 2013 | 2784 Views
The Constitutional Court will tomorrow hear a combined court challenge filed by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and three others where the applicants were seeking an order to set aside President Mu...
by Staff reporter

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