President Mnangagwa Makes Key Appointments In Judiciary

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Justice Mary Zimba-Dube as the new Judge President to fill the vacancy created by the promotion to the Supreme Court of the immediate past Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe. Justice Zimba-Dube, who has sat as a judge of the High Court for 10 years is the second woman to occupy the top High Court office after Justice Rita Makarau. Meanwhile, Mrs Fortune Chimbaru who was the Director Civil Division of the Attorney General’s office was appointed the Deputy Attorney-General. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Permanent…

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Fresh controversy in Malaba saga

A case where a Zanu PF activist wants the Constitutional Court to overturn a High Court ruling on Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s continued stay in office will be heard on Wednesday amid mounting controversy over the suitability of the judges set to handle the matter. Three High Court judges ruled in May that Malaba ceased being a judge when he reached the retirement age of 70. President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended the top judge’s term using controversial constitutional amendments that raised the retirement age for judges to 75. Max Mupungu filed…

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Lawyers Petition ZRP To Disperse Johane Marange “Coronavirus Super Spreader”

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has requested the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Officer Commanding Manicaland Province to disperse thousands of members of the Johane Marange Apostolic Sect who are gathered for their annual Passover in Marange in defiance of lockdown measures. In a statement, the ZLHR said they also want the leaders of the sect to be arrested and charged for violating national lockdown regulations. ZLHR said: We have written to [ZRP] Officer Commanding Manicaland Province complaining about cops’ complacency in enforcing COVID-19 regulations by not dispersing Johane…

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Govt okays ‘shoot to kill’ policy

GOVERNMENT yesterday said it had given police the greenlight to shoot and kill suspected armed robbers who have become a menace in the past weeks, threatening to make the country ungovernable. Presidential spokesperson George Charamba announced the new measures yesterday as two more suspects involved in a shootout with law enforcement agents last week succumbed to the injuries, bringing the number of armed robbers shot dead during the weekend gunfire exchange to three. One of the armed robbers who died yesterday was identified as Richard Mutanga. “Guys, stop these armed…

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Cyber Bill sails through Parly Committee Stage

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THE Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill (2019) last Thursday sailed through the Committee Stage in the National Assembly and is now before the Parliamentary Legal Committee for scrutiny. If passed into law, the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill will improve cyber security in order to build confidence and trust in the secure use of information and communication technologies by data controllers, their representatives and data subjects. It will also protect children from cyber abuse, and curb several other cyber-crimes. Some of the amendments to the Bill that will…

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