Zimbabwe

08 Sep 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Congratulates Zimbabwean lawyer and SALC trustee, Sternford Moyo, on his no...

SALC would like to extend its congratulations to Sternford Moyo, a prominent Zimbabwean lawyer and SALC trustee, on his nomination to stand unopposed for election as president of the International Bar Association (IBA). Moyo will be elected to serve from…

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24 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
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…

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19 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
SALC statement condemning the barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SAL...

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,…

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27 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
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…

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29 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
News Release: ZIMBABWE HIGH COURT COMPELS ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION IN CHIEF...

29 June 2020 – On 25 June 2020, the Bulawayo High Court, per Justice Takuva, issued a judgment in the case of Silibaziso Mlotshwa v District Administrator, Hwange N.O & Saunders Mlotshwa, concerning the succession of a woman to chieftainship.…

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10 Jun 2020 Amanda Shivamba
An Analysis of Zimbabwe’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to t...

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…

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08 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC is concerned about the renewed reprisals in Zimbabwe following the arrests ...

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…

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02 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Statement on arrest and detention of Zimbabwean lawyer Thabani Mpofu...

SALC is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention of prominent Zimbabwean lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu. He was arrested on the 1st June 2020 by the Zimbabwe Republic Police on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. Mpofu…

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27 May 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Policy Brief: AN ANALYSIS OF ZIMBABWE’S PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT...

A Constitution of any State is a body of fundamental principles which the State is acknowledged to be governed by; it is the supreme law of the land. The procedure for amending a Constitution differs from State to State; however,…

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25 May 2020 Staff Writer
Torture in Zimbabwe...

The Mail and Guardian 23 May 2020 By Atilla Kisla Six years after the Torture Docket case – What is the current status of the investigation? Torture, one of the most horrendous violations of a person’s human rights, appears to…

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20 May 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Board member pens open letter to Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa seeking acc...

Nehanda Radio 19 May 2020 By Beatrice Mtetwa Sir, I address you, not because you personally abducted, tortured and sexually abused JOANA MAMOMBE, CECILIA CHIMBIRI and NETSAI MAROVA. Neither do I address you because I know or am in other…

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18 May 2020 Staff Writer
Statement: SALC condemns the torture and abduction of women leaders in Zimbabwe...

SALC condemns abduction and torture of three women leaders in Zimbabwe. Movement for Democratic Change member of parliament, Hon Joana Mamombe and Young Assembly leaders Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova were allegedly abducted, detained and tortured over the last week.…

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