GN 2016-239A of 2016 - Notice of Proposed Prohibition Order

General Notice 239A of 2016.

PUBLIC ORDER AND SECURITY ACT [CHAPTER 11:17]

Notice of Proposed Prohibition Order

Notice to interested parties of proposed prohibition order
NOTICE is hereby given to all interested parties of the prohibition order sought to be made under section 21 of the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] in the terms specified in paragraph 3 below that is proposed to take effect from the l6th September, 2016 and to expire on the 15th October, 2016.
Interested parties are invited to make any representations they may wish to make on the proposed order to the Regulating Authority of the Harare Central Police District addressed in writing to the Regulating Authority, c/o Zimbabwe Republic Police, Harare Central Police Station, corner lnez Terrace and Kenneth Kaunda Road (P.O. Box CY 154, Causeway), Harare.

Proposed prohibition order
WHEREAS it is provided in section 86 of the Constitution that fundamental rights and freedoms set out in the Declaration of Rights may be limited only in terms of a law of general application and to the extent that the Iimitation is fair, reasonable, necessary and justifiable in a democratic society based on openness, justice, human dignity, equality and freedom, taking into account all relevant factors;

AND WHEREAS it is provided in section 27(1) of the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] that if a regulating authority for any area believes on reasonable grounds that the powers conferred by section 26 ("Consultations, negotiations, amendment of notices, and conditions with respect to processions, public demonstrations and public meetings to avoid public disorder") of that Act will not be sufficient to prevent public disorder being occasioned by the holding of processions orpublic demonstrations or any class thereof
in the area or any part thereof, he may issue an order prohibiting, for a specified period not exceeding one month, the holding of all public demonstrations or any class of public demonstrations in the area or part thereof concerned:

NOW THEREFORE, I, Chief Superintendent Newbert Saunyama of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, being the Regulating Authority of the Harare Central Police District in my capacity as the Officer Commanding Harare Central Police District, hereby, in terms of section 2l of the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17], make the following order...

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