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Constitution Watch

02 July 2014 | 954 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 | 943 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 | 950 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 | 1121 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 | 1318 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 | 1496 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 | 3894 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 | 1398 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 | 4406 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 | 4976 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 | 3039 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 | 1595 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 | 2611 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 | 1913 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 | 2033 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 | 2999 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 | 1684 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 | 3686 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 | 1943 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 | 1905 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 | 2721 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 | 4103 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 | 3325 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 | 6367 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 | 2551 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 | 4351 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 | 2795 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 | 5768 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 | 3762 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 | 5616 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 | 3327 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 | 2970 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 | 3162 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

Farmers' lawyers to sell Zim government's R3.5m Cape Town property

30 June 2013 | 2409 Views
THREE Zimbabwean farmers whose land was seized in President Robert Mugabe's land reforms won a landmark victory in South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday.Their attorney can now arrang...
by BDlive

Clarifying Zimbabwe's new Constitution, citizenship

30 June 2013 | 4663 Views
There have been media reports that the new Constitution, whose provisions relating to citizenship, voting and elections came into operation on May 22 2013 (the publication day of the new Constitution)...
by Bill Watch, Veritas

Con Court dismisses diaspora vote

29 June 2013 | 2555 Views
DREAMS by Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to vote through the postal ballot system in this year's harmonised election were shattered yesterday after the Constitutional Court dismissed an application by a ...
by Staff Reporter

State media undermining the Constitutional Court

28 June 2013 | 2312 Views
The state media's use of politically inflammatory language ahead of the anticipated application for extension of time by government to the Constitutional Court (Concourt, which on Wednesday indefinite...
by Alex T Magaisa

Constitutional case on elections postponed to Tuesday

27 June 2013 | 2225 Views
The constitutional matter over the application for a postponement of the date of elections from the 31st of July to the 14th of August has been postponed to Tuesday next week.The matter was po...
by Court reporter

Constitutional court delays ruling on election date challenge

26 June 2013 | 4062 Views
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Wednesday postponed indefinitely a hearing that would consider calls to delay a crunch general election, until measures to ensure a free vote are introduced....
by AFP

Constitutional Court starts hearing election date challenges today

26 June 2013 | 2318 Views
THE Constitutional Court (Concourt) will today start hearing election applications setting the tone for a bruising battle over the date to hold the forthcoming harmonised ballot.Chief justice ...
by Court reporter

Tsvangirai, Welshman Ncube in contempt of Court?

26 June 2013 | 2782 Views
The State aligned media reports that the MDC formation leaders stand in contempt of the Constitutional Court after failing to file their opposing papers by mid-day on Monday in the case in which the G...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe sets non-existent date

25 June 2013 | 5126 Views
President Mugabe has found himself in an embarrassment gaffe as it emerged the date he set for the sitting of the electoral nomination court in Statutory Instrument 86 of 2013, does not exist on this ...
by Staff reporter

Patrick Chinamasa appeals for poll extension

24 June 2013 | 3141 Views
Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa has urged the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe to invoke its discretional powers to interfere with its earlier judgment on election dates and urged...
by Staff reporter

Con Court postpones indefinitely ruling on postal voting

14 June 2013 | 3181 Views
The Constitutional Court (Con Court) has postponed indefinitely a matter that was brought before it by Tavengwa Bukaibenyu seeking to overturn sections of the Electoral Act, which bar postal voting fo...
by Ndou Paul

Notification of Compliance With the Constitutional Court Judgement - Mugabe

13 June 2013 | 2613 Views
RE: NOTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGEMENT, NUMBER CCZ1/130F3I MAY 2013In my capacity as President of the Republic of Zimba...
by Moyo Roy

'Mugabe will not be persuaded to violate the constitution,' says Charamba

13 June 2013 | 2543 Views
FIVE political parties that met in Harare last week pressing for so-called reforms before elections have written to the President urging him to defy the Constitutional Court ruling compelling him to p...
by Tendai Mugabe

Tsvangirai will not participate in election set by Constitutional court

12 June 2013 | 3122 Views
Prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he won't agree to hold crucial elections on a date set by a court for end of July.Tsvangirai said Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe cannot decide on...
by Agencies

Nixon 'Mao' Nyikadzino files a Constitution court poll date challenge case

12 June 2013 | 3365 Views
A civil society activist Nixon 'Mao' Nyikadzino on Monday filed an application in the Constitutional Court seeking to compel President Robert Mugabe to proclaim an election date after complying with...
by Staff reporter

'A Zimbabwe with a new Constitution'

11 June 2013 | 3393 Views
Cecil John Rhodes believed that the land he declared conquered would forever be in his hands, but the gallantry of the Zimbabwean people proved him wrong. We were able to destroy the enemy who was sup...
by Mawira Kufakunesu

Bulawayo woman seeks to overturn Constitutional Court poll ruling

11 June 2013 | 4145 Views
A BULAWAYO woman has filed a Supreme Court application seeking to overturn a Constitutional Court ruling to have polls held before July 31, setting stage for yet another bruising battle over the proc...
by Staff reporter

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