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High Court Controversially Orders Rural Teachers Association President Not To Use Social Media Whilst On Bail

High Court of Zimbabwe

A few weeks ago the leader of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe -Obert Masaraure- was arrested and charged with treason after the demonstrations that took place in mid-January. Whilst he’s being charged with “subverting a constitutionally elected government”, Mr Masaraure was granted bail for $500.

Strangely though, the High Court Judge has also ordered Obert not to circulate any information on social media and not to address any public or political gatherings.

Now I’m not a law expert but I’m pretty sure that banning someone from using social media is not exactly constitutional and seems like a violation of free speech I could be wrong. The people who came across the ZLHR tweet also felt the same;

https://twitter.com/DumisaniGandhi/status/1091033716154163201

Also read, The Court Must Decide On The Greater Legal Issues Regarding Internet Shutdown, Veritas Lawyers Agrees With Our Earlier Position

 


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