PUBLIC STATEMENTS PREJUDICIAL TO THE STATE
Chilling freedom of expression to the bone with a chilling offence: Case note on Chimakure & Others v Attorney-General 2013 (2) ZLR 466 (S)
Geoffrey Feltoe and John Reid-Rowland
This case note examines the reasoning of the Supreme Court leading to its conclusion that s 31(a) (iii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] (the “Criminal Law Code”) is unconstitutional and therefore null and void. The note also looks at the implications of this ruling in respect of the rest of s 31 of the Criminal Law Code, as well as other provisions in the Code.