POSA urgent chamber application postponed to Wednesday

THE urgent chamber application filed by a coalition of political parties and a residents association seeking an order to set aside a ban imposed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police outlawing protests in Harare for a period of two weeks was postponed to Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Source: POSA urgent chamber application postponed to Wednesday – The Zimbabwean 05.09.2016

The matter which was brought before High Court Judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba on Monday 5 September 2016 was postponed to allow the applicants and the respondents to file their heads of argument.

Chief Superintendent Newbert Saunyama, in his capacity as the Officer Commanding ZRP Harare Central District, issued the order purportedly under the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and which was gazetted
on 01 September 2016 as Statutory Instrument 101A of 2016 banning protests in central Harare for a period of two weeks from Friday 02 September 2016 to Friday 16 September 2016.

The applicants National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA), the Democratic Restoration Assembly (DARE), Harare resident Stendrick Zvorwadza and the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) are now seeking reprieve from the Court to have the SI 101A suspended as it infringes upon the rights of citizens which are defined by section 59 of the Constitution read together with Section 12 of (POSA) (Chapter 11:17).

ZLHR member  Tendai Biti is representing the applicants.

COMMENTS

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    The presidential Air Zim plane, a Boeing 767, departed Harare using an Air Zim flight number, at 7.45pm on Saturday evening and flew for 7.5 hours to Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. It landed there 12.30am local time (Sunday morning). It departed Conakry Sunday night and returned to Harare on Monday morning at 8.30 am. Who authorized that flight, who was on it, and who is going to pay the whopping bill? Skullduggery in the making. What business has Zimbabwe got in Guinea?

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      Nokuda 6 years ago

      The plane was taking the players to an AFCON match against Guinea.

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        ntaba 6 years ago

        An AFCON match would have to be far more important than attending to health services or paying the civil service, surely?

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      Mthwakazi 6 years ago

      Homo Erectus you funny man. Like your sense of humour. hahahaha

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    ntaba 6 years ago

    Probably another Kabila affair? Perhaps Robert Mugabe is the late Robert Mugabe and Zanu are working on their spin on how to tell the people? I am sure that the people will be devastated and will need another 36 years of mourning and brutality. Lord Carrington and Henry Kissinger need to be called asap to give a hand. Such honest brokers – all three wise men!

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    TJINGABABILI 6 years ago

    BETTER CALL IT LOMA IN MEMORY OF I D SMITH WHOM ZANUPF LOVES AND ADORES !

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    WOW! A personal jet for the Zimbabwe soccer team – a personal jet for the president and his family – Must be some real fancy winning soccer team!! But then again, it’s personal Range Rovers, Mercs, Ford rangers, Lexus saloon cars and Chevrolets for the thieving class. No money for salaries, no money for medicines – it’s funny how Zimbabwe always gets its priorities right. But then, when the place is ruled by an old decrepid dictator who has no thought or actions for the wellbeing of his people, what can you expect. Incidentaly, what was the score at the soccer match??