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COURT WATCH 07/2020 - High Court Protects Value of US Dollar Deposits

COURT WATCH 7/2020

[26th May 2020]

High Court Protects Value of US Dollar Deposits

In an important judgment delivered on the 14th May, High Court Judge Happias Zhou declared that a directive issued by the Reserve Bank under the Exchange Control Act was unconstitutional because, by converting existing bank deposits from US dollars to RTGS dollars at a rate of one US dollar to one RTGS dollar, it effectively devalued the deposits.

COURT WATCH 3/2020 - COURT OPERATIONS DURING 21-DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

COURT WATCH 3/2020

[30th March 2020]

Chief Justice’s Practice Direction 1 of 2020 on

Court Operations during the 21-day National Shutdown

The Chief Justice yesterday issued the following self-explanatory Practice Direction effective from today, Monday 30th March 2020 and until Sunday 19th April, unless earlier extended.

PRACTICE DIRECTION 1 OF 2020

Court Watch 5-2019 The New Standard Scale of Fines

COURT WATCH 5/2019

[20th March 2019]

The New Standard Scale of Fines: In force since 20th February 2019

Section 27 of the Finance Act, 2019 (No. 1 of 2019) [link] introduced a new Standard Scale of Fines with effect from 20th February 2019, the date on which the Act was published in the Government Gazette and became law.  The new standard scale is reflected in columns 1 and 2 of the table below.

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:

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