An Avoca (Filabusi) businessman who was arrested at a cattle sale and later detained for five days before being released without being charged was awarded $3 000 when he sued the police officer and the Minister of Home Affairs for unlawful and unjustified detention.
Two sets of alternatives face all those seeking to improve representative democracy and to ensure effective economic development to benefit all Zimbabweans.
Gold panning along the country’s streams has now been legalised provided the panners obtain the necessary permits and deposit their gold with the Reserve Bank or its agents.
In what amounts to blatant abuse of power -and shows the length to which police will go to justify their actions- police in Gweru tried to doctor the number of people who attended the May 18 ZUM meeting which they broke up and detained all the delegates.
Three men from Masvingo who were convicted of contravening a section of the Witchcraft Suppression Ac spent almost three months in jail when the maximum penalty for their offence was a fine not exceeding $50, or in default of payment, imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.