Cleric gets short shrift in top court
Publish date: 09 October 2017
Issue Number: 746
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has dismissed an application filed by cleric Patrick Mugadza seeking an order to stop his prosecution for allegedly prophesying the death of President Robert Mugabe. The Remnant Church leader petitioned the court seeking an order declaring that his arrest and prosecution is a violation of his fundamental rights. A report on the allAfrica site notes that he was represented by Advocate Tawanda Zhuwarara and instructed by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. A full Bench of the court led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba dismissed the matter after indicating that Mugadza should have rather approached the Magistrate's Court with the application.