CCZ 06-15 CHIHAVA & 2 OTHERS v THE PROVINCIAL MAGISTRATE FRANCIS MAPFUMO N.O & ANOTHER

  1.     ANNA     COLLETA     CHIHAVA     (2)     BOAS     MAPUVA     (3)     ZISHE     CHIZANI

vs

  1.    THE     PROVINCIAL     MAGISTRATE     FRANCIS     MAPFUMO N.O     (2)     THE     PROSECUTOR     GENERAL

 

SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE

CHIDYAUSIKU CJ, MALABA DCJ, ZIYAMBI JCC,

GWAUNZA JCC, GARWE JCC, GOWORA JCC,

HLATSHWAYO JCC, GUVAVA JCC & CHIWESHE AJCC

HARARE, JUNE 11 2014 & JULY 15, 2015                      

P. Mangwana, for the first, second and third appellants

S. Fero, for the first and second respondents

 

GWAUNZA JCC:    This is an application in terms of s 85(1(a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.  The appellants allege that their constitutional rights as enshrined in ss 70(1(b), 70(1)(d) and 70(1)(c) have been violated through the manner in which criminal proceedings against them were conducted in the Magistrates Court sitting at Chivhu. They seek an order that the proceedings be quashed and a trial de novo ordered before a different magistrate.

2015

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