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Court dismisses application to remove Mugabe

Publish date: 13 February 2017
Issue Number: 714
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has dismissed an application filed by a social rights activist challenging President Robert Mugabe's fitness to remain in office. A TimesLIVE report notes that Promise Mkwananzi, leader of a social movement calling itself #Tajamuka, approached the court last year seeking a declaration that Mugabe was no longer suitable to continue as President, arguing that he was wilfully violating citizens' rights. However, the full Constitutional Court Bench led by Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba unanimously agreed to dismiss the application 'on the basis that the respondent was wrongly served with court papers'. Mkwananzi's attorney, Kudzai Kadzere, said his client was determined to pursue the case.

Full report on the News24 site