Category: Crime and Courts

JUST IN: ZBC to broadcast live Concourt proceedings

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has granted the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), the rights to broadcast live the proceedings of the Constitutional Court hearing involving the electoral challenge to the results of the 2018 presidential elections held on the 30th of July 2018, by the MDC Alliance. In a letter written to ZBC by the JSC secretary Mr Walter Chikwana, the national broadcaster has also been given the capacity to distribute the live signal feed to other broadcasters who may be interested in covering the court proceedings live.  The Constitutional Court hearing will take place on Wednesday the 22nd...

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ED applauded for upholding the Constitution

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been applauded for upholding the Constitution and averting any form of vacuum by ensuring all arms of government continue to execute their duties in line with his Zimbabwe is open for business mantra and other socio-economic fundamentals. There will be no any form of power vacuum in the aftermath of just ended 30 July elections as the Constitution stipulates the incumbent and President Mnangagwa and his cabinet should continue doing what they are supposed to be executing without any limitations until the much awaited Constitutional Court ruling. “The Constitution clearly states that the President-elect has...

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Biti challenges trial by Zim courts

MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti is challenging his appearance before the Zimbabwean courts arguing that he was abducted from Zambia and there is a valid High Court order from Zambia where his matter for asylum was supposed to be heard. Chief Law Officer Michael Reza led the arresting officer Chief Superintendent Nyabasa who maintained Biti was lawfully handed over to the police by ZIMRA officials after his repatriation from Zambia. The matter continues tomorrow morning from 11am where the arresting officer will be cross-examined by Ms Beatrice Mtetwa. Biti is being charged for contravening  Section 36 of the Criminal...

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Zanu PF files opposing papers

The Zanu PF legal team for President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has successfully filed opposing papers challenging the application lodged by the MDC Alliance. Advocate Lewis Uriri the lead counsel for the respondents said the application by the MDC Alliance was devoid of merit and pure political grandstanding as the applicants evaded the basic clear and primary evidence of the will of the people in the V11 forms filed by all agents at polling stations and quizzed why they have not asked to open the ballot boxes for a recount. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana also...

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Zanu PF readies opposing papers to poll petition

Zanu PF says it will tomorrow file opposing papers against an election petition filed by MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa at the Constitutional Court challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana told the ZBC News today that a 12 member legal team is ready for the responses to litigation by Chamisa, with the opposing papers bearing testimony of the party’s commitment to safeguard the interest of the electorate. “Indeed we shall be filing our opposing papers tomorrow [Monday 13 August] by 10.am and we are...

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