January 2019

Court Watch 1/2019 - The Internet Shutdown: The High Court’s Ruling of 21st January

COURT WATCH 1/2019

[30th January 2019]

The Internet Shutdown: The High Court’s Ruling of 21st January 

On Tuesday 15th January, the second day of a stay-away called by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, all Internet services across the country were terminated under government directives.  Econet, the country’s largest mobile telecommunications operator and Internet service provider [ISP], issued the following statement to its subscribers:

The Internet Shutdown - Successful High Court Challenge - Court Application, Respondents' Opposition Papers and Court Order

The Government-ordered Internet Shutdown of 15th January 2018 prompted an urgent application to the High Court for the setting aside of the Government's order to ISPs.

The applicants' papers were filed on 16th January and the Government's opposing papers on 18th January.  The hearing was on 21st January., and the court granted a provisional order setting aside the Government's order plus interim relief suspending the Government's order and directing ISPs to resume normal services forthwith

GN 2019-079 Amendatory Dollar Credit Line Agreement between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Export Import Bank of India

IT is hereby notified, in terms of subsection (3) of section 300
of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, that on 22nd November, 2018,
the Republic of Zimbabwe, represented by the Minister of Finance
and Economic Development, concluded an amendatory agreement
to the Dollar Credit Line agreement entered on 21st June, 2013, on
the following terms—
 

Commissions Watch - National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Press Statement of 15 January 2019 on Deteriorating Economic & Political Situation in Zimbabwe

NATIONAL PEACE AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

PRESS STATEMENT

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission is concerned by the deteriorating political and economic situation in the country.

The NPRC is therefore initiating a multi-stakeholder consultative dialogue process.

SI 2018-011 Amendment of Proclamation 4 of 2017 - Commission of Inquiry into Sale of Urban State Land - Clarification of Commission's Term of Office

The Commission of Inquiry into the Sale of State Land in and around Urban Areas since 2005 was set up by Presidential Proclamation 4 of 2017 published in Statutory Instrument 102/2017 [link], chaired by Mr Justice Uchena.

Bill Watch 04 - 2019 Update on Statutory Instruments January - August 2018: Part 2

BILL WATCH 4/2019

[24th January 2019]

Update on Statutory Instruments January to August 2018: Part 2

This bulletin follows on from Bill Watch 37/2018 of 9th November [link], which was Part 1 of a series aimed at providing basic information, not previously provided in our bulletins, about the approximately 170 statutory instruments [SIs] gazetted during the period January to end of August 2018. 

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1 - 2019 Lethal Force and the Use of the Military to Maintain Order

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2019

Lethal Force and the Use of the Military to Maintain Order

Once again soldiers have assisted the Police in maintaining law and order in our cities.  Once again – tragically – people have been shot and killed, though it is not clear if soldiers or police officers fired the shots.

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