Zimbabwe

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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08 May 2020 Staff Writer
Universal Jurisdiction – a useful tool for prosecuting international crimes: C...

The Polity 07 May 2020 By Atilla Kisla Germany is prosecuting former Syrian state security members for crimes against humanity committed in Syria: What is the current status of the South African investigations into crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe?…

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17 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
Celebrating International Women’s Day...

International Women’s Day (IWD), which was held on 8 March 2020, represents an important day in the fight for women’s rights, equality and non-discrimination in Southern Africa and around the world. IWD is the perfect time to take stock of…

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27 Nov 2019 Amanda Shivamba
STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF THE ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POLICE FOR THE ASSAULT...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is extremely concerned by reports of alleged serious human rights violations and the continued commission of atrocities by the Zimbabwe Republic Police. In particular, SALC is concerned with in the recent arbitrary arrest of…

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26 Nov 2019 Staff Writer
High court decision affirms human rights of transgender people in Zimbabwe...

Opinion Piece first published on 26 November 2019 on mg.co.za In 2014, Ricky Nathanson was arrested and charged with criminal nuisance after she used a toilet for women. In a progressive judgment with far-reaching implications, the Zimbabwean high court found…

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