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JOINT STATEMENT CONCERNING THE JUDGMENT AGAINST LAWYER BEATRICE MTETWA

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and individuals note with grave concern the decision of the Zimbabwean Magistrates Court to disqualify Beatrice Mtetwa from continuing as defence legal counsel for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who is currently being tried on charges of inciting public violence. The Magistrates’ Court also ordered the Prosecutor…
Staff Writer
24 Aug 2020
NewsRule of LawZimbabwe

SALC statement condemning the barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the recent barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa, from representing her client, Hopewell Chin’ono, in a bail application before a magistrate’s court in Zimbabwe. SALC’s Executive Director, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh, made the following statement, “The barring of Beatrice…
Staff Writer
19 Aug 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZimbabwe

SALC statement on arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned about the clampdown on expression and peaceful assembly in Zimbabwe following the arrests of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume We are concerned by the arrest of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who has been at the forefront of…
Staff Writer
27 Jul 2020
Research Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawZimbabwe

An Analysis of Zimbabwe’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to the Judiciary

The Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, 2019 (‘the Amendment Bill’) was published in Zimbabwe’s Government Gazette on 31 December 2019. The Bill seeks to make changes to the current Constitution of Zimbabwe (‘the 2013 Constitution’), establishing the rules and principles by which the polity of Zimbabwe is governed.…
Amanda Shivamba
10 Jun 2020
NewsRule of LawZimbabwe

SALC is concerned about the renewed reprisals in Zimbabwe following the arrests of opposition leaders and independent lawyers

The Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested six Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) officials on Friday, 5 June, after they allegedly attempted to enter their party headquarters, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT House, formerly Harvest House). The arrested MDC officials are Vice President Tendai Biti, Lynette Karenyi-Kore, Vongai Tome, Gladys Hlatshwayo,…
Staff Writer
8 Jun 2020