Zimbabwe court says ban on protests invalid - CNBC Africa

Zimbabwe court says ban on protests invalid

Southern Africa

by MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters 0

Zimbabwe court says ban on protests invalid. Photo: Flickr.

Zimbabwe's High Court ruled on Wednesday that a two-week ban by police on protests was illegal, saying it would suspend it for a week after a challenge by political activists who had said the move violated their rights.

Police in the southern African nation issued an official notice last Thursday prohibiting all demonstrations in the capital Harare after anti-government protests descended into some of the worst violence seen in two decades.

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