Zimbabwe High Court Strikes Down Police Ban on Demonstrations

Harari, – Zimbabwe’s High Court struck down on Wednesday a two-week ban on public protests issued recently by the police.

Judge Priscilla Chigumba, who was deciding a case brought by political activists, said the official police notice issued last week after some of the worst public violence in two decades was invalid, and therefore suspended.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s opponents have become emboldened in the last two months by rising public anger over economic hardships including severe cash shortages, high unemployment and delays in payment of public workers.

Source: Qatar News Agency