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MISA-Zimbabwe Relaunches Case Against Criminal Defamation

  • Chris Gande

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Media advocacy group, MISA - Zimbabwe, has filed a fresh application to invalidate the criminal defamation law after the organization was in July asked by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku to file additional heads of argument in a case that was before the courts.

Criminal defamation results in consequences such as the possibility of arrest, detention as well as imprisonment.

Misa-Zimbabwe filed the case after journalists, Nqaba Natshazi, Godwin Mangudya, Syndney Saize and Rorger Stringer, approached the courts to have the law removed from the statutes.

The Attorney-General Prince Machaya and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who are the respondents in the matter, are arguing for the retention thereof. - See more at: http://www.zimeye.com/chidyausiku-holds-criminal-defamation-judgement/#sthash.UJjbMIvf.dpuf
The Attorney-General Prince Machaya and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who are the respondents in the matter, are arguing for the retention thereof. - See more at: http://www.zimeye.com/chidyausiku-holds-criminal-defamation-judgement/#sthash.UJjbMIvf.dpuf
The Attorney-General Prince Machaya and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who are the respondents in the matter, are arguing for the retention thereof. - See more at: http://www.zimeye.com/chidyausiku-holds-criminal-defamation-judgement/#sthash.UJjbMIvf.dpuf
The Attorney-General Prince Machaya and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who are the respondents in the matter, are arguing for the retention thereof. - See more at: http://www.zimeye.com/chidyausiku-holds-criminal-defamation-judgement/#sthash.UJjbMIvf.dpuf

Zimbabwe independent newspaper editor, dumisani muleya tells studio seven editors met at the weekend and resolved that the law should be removed because it is a colonial relic that has outlived its usefulness.

“All countries that have similar laws have gotten rid of them. Only Zimbabwe is still using this colonial relic,”

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