News:Police Propose Fresh Demo Ban. Seek To Have Demos Banned For 1 Month

<vote /> Police yesterday issued a notice of a proposed temporary ban on public demonstrations and processions in the Harare Central Business District from Friday to October 15.

The proposed prohibition order was issued by the regulating authority of the area, Officer Commanding Harare Central District Chief Superintendent Newbert Saunyama.

I Chief Superintendent Newbert Saunyama, being the officer commanding police Harare Central District and therefore the regulating authority of the area hereby issues a notice of a proposed temporary prohibition order of the holding of public demonstrations and processions or any class thereof in terms of Sections 27 (2) (a) Public Order and Security Act (Chapter11:17), in the Harare Central policing district, that is the area bounded by Cumberland, Enterprise Road, Churchill. Swan Drive, Cork Road, Sandringham Drive, Drummond Chaplin, Marimba Stream, Coventry Road, Rotten Row, National Railways of Zimbabwe up to Mukuvisi River and back to Cumberland for a period not exceeding one month that is from 16th of September 2016 to 15th October 2016. All stakeholders are accordingly advised.

This comes after police two weeks ago banned demonstrations up to September 16 in Harare. The High Court, however, suspended the ban following a legal challenge to the instrument mounted by Democratic Restoration Assembly (Dare), National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera), Vendors Association and Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra).

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