Invitation to attend Constitutional Court Case: Rashid Mahiya v Minister of Justice & Others.

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Date:         Wednesday 13th January 2016.

 

Venue:      Constitutional Court, Mashonganyika Building, Samora Machel Avenue, Harare (next to High Court building).

 

Time:         9:30 a.m.

 

Case No:   CCZ 42/15:

 

Heal Zimbabwe invites you to attend a court case at the Constitutional Court where the Heal Zimbabwe Director, Mr Rashid Mahiya is challenging the Government to set up mechanisms to receive complaints on the misconduct of police officers and other members of the security sector. It is now close to 3 years since the country adopted the new Constitution and to date nothing has been done in terms of setting up the important mechanism.

 

Section 210 of the Zimbabwean Constitution stipulates that “an Act of Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of the public about misconduct on the part of members of the security services, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct”.

 

The demand is also necessitated by increased cases of brutality by the police against innocent civilians and human rights defenders.

 

Peace begins with me, Peace begins with you, Peace begins with all of us.

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