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Criminalising Freedom Of Expression Closer To An Election

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned by the recent criminal conviction in the Zimbabwe Magistrates Court of Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and her co-accused Julie Barnes for inciting public violence for participating in a peaceful protest. Dangarembga and Barnes were found guilty of contravening section 37(1)(b) of…
Staff Writer
5 Oct 2022
Business and Human RightsCriminal JusticeFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsRule of LawSubmissionsZimbabwe


Zimbabwe is in the midst of an economic crisis, which has only been exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown restrictions have led to a decrease in manufacturing, non-mineral exports, hospitality, trade and transport sectors. Despite Zimbabwe’s Constitution, there is a serious deterioration of the political, economic and…
Staff Writer
15 Jul 2021
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZimbabwe

SALC statement on the attacks on human rights defenders and journalists in Zimbabwe

With the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ rights 68th Ordinary Session taking place from 14 April to 4 May 2021, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) wishes to highlight the continued harassment and persecution of journalists and human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe adopted a new Constitution in 2013,…
Staff Writer
13 Apr 2021