CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2019
[19th January 2019]
In this bulletin we shall examine the legality of the Internet shut-downs against the background of the Constitution, international law and the Interception of Communications Act.
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.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2018
[25th September 2018]
Now elections are over Veritas is continuing its series of bulletins on implementation of the Constitution
Leader of the Opposition
CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2018
[18th September 2018]
Now elections are over Veritas is resuming its series of bulletins on implementation of the Constitution
Implementation of Section 210 of the Constitution
Section 210 of the Constitution has still not been implemented over five years after the main parts of the Constitution came into force on 22nd August 2013.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2017
[23rd November 2017]
The Status of the President and Ministers before the Swearing-in
CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2017
[21st November 2017]
The President has Resigned
Parliament abandoned the impeachment proceedings on hearing that the President had resigned.
His letter of resignation was tendered to the Speaker of Parliament as stipulated in section 96 of the Constitution.
Mr Mugabe is no longer the President of Zimbabwe.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 9/2017
[20th November 2017]
After Impeachment, What Then?
CONSTITUTION WATCH 8/2017
[19th November 2017]
Constitutional Options: Can Parliament Remove the President?
CONSTITUTION WATCH 7/2017
[16th November 2017]
Where to Now? The Constitutional Options
STATEMENT BY GENERAL CONSTANTINO CHIWENGACOMMANDER, ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCESMonday 13th November 2017
Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this Country particularly the preamble which speaks of “Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebears and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country”.
BROADCAST BY DEFENCE FORCES SPOKESPERSONWednesday 15th November 2017
The 26th June is the International Day in Support of Torture Victims
CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2017
[May 29th 2017]
Do Laws have to be Aligned with the Constitution?
Must Laws be aligned to the Constitution? The answer is both “Yes” and “No”. We shall first look at why we say No, under the heading the Supremacy of the Constitution. We shall then examine the arguments for saying “Yes they do have to be aligned”.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 4/2017
[11th March 2017]
The New National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill
Commission established by the Constitution
CONSTITUTION WATCH 3/2017
[31st January 2017]
Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court
on Wednesday 1st February, 2017
CONSTITUTION WATCH 2/2017
[25th January 2017]
Constitutional Amendment to Extend Presidential Powers
CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2017
[24th January 2017]
Invitation from Parliament for Public Comments on
The Constitution Amendment Bill
Parliament yesterday invited public comments on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill. In view of the importance of the Bill, the whole of the text of the invitation itself is set out below.
CONSTITUTION WATCH 20/2016
[26th September 2016]
Reminder: Death Penalty Challenge in the Constitutional Court
On Wednesday 28th September
CONSTITUTION WATCH 19/2016
[14th September 2016]
Wednesday 28th September
CONSTITUTION WATCH 18/2016
[29th August 2016]
Constitutional Right to Fair and Public/Transparent Trials
Opposition activists and others who were arrested for allegedly taking part in the disorders that rocked Harare last week are being brought to the Harare Magistrates Court for remand, presumably on charges of public violence or inciting public violence.