High Court suspends police demo ban


Harare – The High Court has today suspended  the ban on all public demonstrations in Harare imposed by the police under a legal instrument published last week.

The suspension is for seven days.

The ruling by Justice Priscilla Chigumba follows a legal challenge launched by Harare lawyer Tendai Biti and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights representing the opposition under the auspices of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera).

Last week, Government banned demonstrations in Harare under Statutory Instrument 101A. Public Order and Security (Temporary Prohibition of Public Demonstrations in the Central Business District of the Harare Central Police District) Order, 2016.

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