Download: MDC Supreme Court Judgement
Bill Overview: Amendment No. 2 aims to increase Mnangagwa’s executive powers
The Court cannot but take judicial notice of the following political realities. Firstly, as appears from the voting results of the last general election held in July 2018, the second appellant was the only viable opposition contender for the presidency. He actually garnered 44.39% of the total valid votes cast in the presidential election, as …
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DOWNLOAD: Keep It On, Internet shutdowns in the World
By Veritas Zimbabwe In previous Constitution Watches [see below for links to these bulletins] we analysed specific provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, which ‒ coronavirus permitting ‒ is likely to be presented in Parliament soon after the 17th April. In this Constitution Watch we shall look at the Bill in …
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Nzenza tables the NSSA Report
Compared to 2018, internet shutdowns in Africa grew by 47%. While there were 17 incidents recorded in 2018, we documented at least 25 in 2019. In addition to the increase in incidents, there was also a significant increase in the number of African countries that shut down the internet. There were 10 such countries in 2018, and at least 14 in 2019. …
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NSSA Audit Report: Nzenza requests more time
By Correspondent Labour and Social Welfare Minister Sekesai Kanhutu-Nzenza has finally tabled the much-awaited National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Forensic Audit Report. The report is said to be containing various information about the abuse of office by company management, government officials and Ministers. Minister Nzenza had dragged to table the report which was officially given …
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Motlanthe Commission achieves ED’s objective
By Daniel Chigundu Harare East legislator Tendai Biti has called on Parliament to compel Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Sekesai Nzenza to table the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Audit Report as required by the law. Minister Nzenza who confirmed to Parliament a few weeks ago that the much-awaited NSSA Audit Report was …
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Zimbabwe After the Military Takeover: Prospects for Credible Elections and Human Rights Reforms
By Wisdom Mumera The Motlanthe Commission findings, revealing nothing new and crucifying no one for the shootings and deaths, have come to mirror the reptilian duplicity that has characterised President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s reign. ED has been selling himself as the Zimbabwean Deng Xiaoping coming after the disastrous zealotry of Mugabe’s Mao Zedong but the actions …
ZHRC intervenes in Masvingo police brutality case
Dewa Mavhinga (Testimony) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Courtesy of https://www.hrw.org) December 12, 2017 Introduction Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of this subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify on behalf of Human Rights Watch at this hearing on Zimbabwe. I would like to request that my statement in its entirety be submitted for the record. My name is …
Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder …as unsophisticated Zim fails to locate “Hitman”
By Watmore Makokoba A case of police brutality which happened in Masvingo where Anna Masuka of Ngundu Village, Ward 11 in Gutu District was handcuffed to a fence for about seven hours is now being investigated by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). ZHRC was alerted of the story which went viral on social media by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights who are representing …
BVR kits expected end of August
By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber …
By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is expecting to receive the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits by end of August this year if things go according to plan. The kits are going to be supplied by Chinese based Laxton Group Limited who won the tender ahead of a German company called Dermalog Identification Systems. Dermalog was asking for about US$5.5 million to …