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Government delays realignment of laws

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 29 July 2014 A senior government official has admitted that various state ministries are to blame for the delay in the realignment of the laws with the provisions of the new constitution. Justice affairs permanent secretary, Virginia Mabhiza, told Parliament that since...

ConCourt scraps defamation law

By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 23 July 2014 The Constitutional Court has nullified the country’s criminal defamation law in a move hailed as a major step towards press freedom in Zimbabwe. In his ruling Tuesday, ConCourt Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba said the law interfered with the right to freedom...

ConCourt strikes down criminal defamation law

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 13 June 2014 The Constitutional Court has unanimously ruled against the criminal defamation law, saying it is not justifiable in a democratic society. The court further invited Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to defend the law, if he so wishes, before a final...

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